top of page

Drawing and Painting 3

Students will further develop the concepts from Draw/Paint 2, as well as provide a deeper understanding of the elements and principles of design. This course is an advanced level of drawing and painting that explores various levels, techniques, and media, with special empahsis on creativity. 

Projects & Concepts

concept: UNDERSTANDING MEDIUM - Color Pencil

Layering and Burnishing Color Pencil:


The basic colored pencil technique involves layering colors, one on top of another—creating hues, values, gradations and textures that are further controlled by using paper surfaces of varying tooth or color. 

Burnishing involves layering and blending until no paper tooth shows through the colored pencil layers and the surface is somewhat shiny.


Click here for technique



Print your worksheet

from here. Click on the 

example sheet to open

in a pop-up window. 

Click here to follow the

tutorial on drawing an eye.

Express Yourself - Color & Form

Students will create a portrait using color pencils on brown kraft paper. Students should get creative in their approach. The idea is to choose an expression or point of view that showcases their subject's personality.  Or, challenge this approach and come up with an original version of 'self portrait'.  The focus is on color scheme and form.

Elements & Principles

Goal & Rubric




water color still life.jpg

Students will use prior knowledge regarding creating a still life and a focal point to set up their own still life using found objects in the classroom. Then, they will lightly sketch the still life focusing on proportion, unity, and balance.  Finally, students will paint the still life using water color.  Students will carefully build values, emphasize highlights and shadows, and use water color techniques to best represent the still life. 

Elements & Principles

Goal & Rubric


Additional Resources

concept: INK RESIST

Students will use a combination of India ink and rubber cement to achieve a variation of values and contrast in the final composition. Students will need to 'reverse' their thinking in regards to the way value is applied. 


Goal & Rubric


Elements & Principles:




"Combine printmaking, painting, and drawing to create a new take on portraiture in the style of Kehinde Wiley.

 Contemporary portrait artist Kehinde Wiley creates multi-layered, modern portraits by using dense, elaborate wallpaper-like patterning mixed with art historical compositions to heighten the personality and presence of his subject. You will recreate a Wiley portrait combining printmaking with drawing and watercolor.  "        -Blick Lesson Plans


Students will need an image of themselves or someone else, preferably sitting somewhere meaningful to them.  Print a black and white copy that fills an 8-1/2" x 11" paper. 

1. Place a sheet of transfer paper, graphite side down, onto a sheet of Watercolor Paper or use a light table.

2. Using the reference photo, trace the figure. Not every line and detail needs to be transferred, only big shapes, creating a general outline of the figure to use as a guide. Use the photo as a reference later when color and small details are added.

3. Trace or transfer a pattern or image onto the linoleum and carve. The image should be small, no larger than 2" x 3" and simple, as it will be repeatedly printed on the portrait. 

4. Choose one color of ink and print.  It is helpful to trim the edges of the stamp, contoured closely to the carved areas, so that when printing, each stamp can be placed close to the previous print without closely overlapping images.

5. Allow to dry fully. This will depend on humidity levels, but will generally take 72 hours to fully dry and cure.

6. Watercolor your portrait

7. Finally, use colored pencils to add details and shading. 

bottom of page