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.


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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




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:


screen printing.jpg

Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a silk mesh is used to transfer ink onto paper, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by screen filler. A squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open spaces with ink. This causes the ink to wet the paper and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicolored image or design.

Columbus North High School Art Department

1400 25th Street, Columbus, IN 47201



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