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Types of Charcoal 6:54
Best Drawing Surfaces 8:56
Additional Tools and Supplies 12:03
Beginning Techniques with Charcoal
Qualities of Charcoal and How to Work With It 2:53
Beginning with a Grid Drawing 14:16
Moving on to Shading 11:59
Advanced Techniques with Charcoal
Intermediate Ideas in Charcoal 5:55
Moving From Charcoal to Other Media 6:04
Advanced Ideas in Charcoal 5:29
Drawing with Fire 7:12
Wrapping Up Projects
Critiques and Assessment 11:53
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Learn how to get started with various charcoal types and their qualities.
2 Explore how to add new effects and characteristics to the drawings your students create.
3 Immediately add depth and interest to your drawing curriculum.
Charcoal is a versatile and engaging medium that can sometimes be difficult to introduce to your students. In this Learning Pack, survey a variety of approaches for introducing charcoal types, qualities, and techniques. Gain specific ideas for lessons, critiques, and assessments all while exploring best practices and innovative ideas in charcoal drawing.
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Luke proudly teaches at his high school alma mater in Saint Ansgar, Iowa. His diverse background in visual arts, language arts, and sports science guide his character development and leadership courses as well as his junior high and high school visual arts curriculum.