Charcoal Drawing Techniques Lesson Plan & Worksheet

 Charcoal Drawing Techniques Lesson Plan & WorksheetThis 6 page lesson plan with student worksheets is perfect for 4th-12 grade and is a great introduction to any value or charcoal lesson.  It is so important that students understand what a medium can do, this  lesson will teach students some of the possibilities that charcoal is capable of.

Students will:

  • Learn about the element of art called value.
  • Learn various techniques using the medium of charcoal and rendering with value.
  • Review the 5 Elements of Shading: Highlight, Shade, Shadow, Reflected Light and Cast Shadow.
  • Demonstrate understanding of shading techniques by rendering two-dimensional shapes so that they appear realistically three-dimensional.

 Types of Strokes

  1. Edge or Tip
  2. Side

Creating Value Scales

  1. Optical Blending: (hatching or cross-hatching)
  2. Pressure Strokes
  3. Blending

Blending Charcoal

  1. Your finger
  2. Paper Stumps & Tortillons
  3. Kneaded Erasers and Chamois Leather

 Additional Techniques

  1. Scumbling

Charcoal Scumbling

2. Dusting

Charcoal Dusting

3. Masking

Practice Shading Forms

PVC Pipes Shading Practice (PVC Pipe Drawing)


Additional Observational Drawing Skills Lessons:

PVC Pipe Charcoal Drawing

Small to BIG – Enlargement Drawing

Chex Mix Cross-Hatching Drawing – Value Through Line

Sliced and Diced Form Drawing

Body Proportions – Wooden Mannequin Drawings – 2 Lessons

LEGO Colored Pencil Drawing

Sea Shell Pastel Drawing

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