"Fill Your Life With Creative Arts": Workshops #3 / 15.11.2019

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

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Toward to end of the course the participants will be able to:

Improve visual thinking and risk taking attitude to be more experienced in using colours in artworks.

To expose the element of art, creating colour schemes a guide of an object painting.

Working in form and gain understanding in the differences between form, volume and shape.

How to create a successful artwork has a full range of value of colour.

Train your eyes to see different values of lights in different objects.

Learning Objectives:

Paint each corresponding the of value to produce an image to create an illusion of light.

Introducing clay texture; What is texture? There are two types of texture: tactile and visual.

To expose element of art: line. Use lines to create visual texture.

Full range of colour schemes and it is practice in a particular artwork.


1. Registerer (participants’ names, what they will be learning, participants needs, goals and their leaning styles such as visual, auditory, etc.

2. What is colour what is from and colour by shading colours on an object

3. Instruction of the project we will be doing as a group

4. Types of textures tactile and visual

5. Actual Activity of exercises

5. Clean up the paint area

6. Evaluation and plan for next session

We have practised three different exercises to imporve out understading in values and volume;

Exercise 1 : Create and label a value scale that has at least 5 colour values.

Exercise 2 : Shade in the cylinder and cube, cone shapes with cast and form shadows.

Exercise 3 : Shading an egg shape to create an illusion of TEXTURE Can you use different types of shading techniques to shade in textures  on an egg shape head?

In this session we asked a lot of questions such as ;

What is a form?

Do you remember what a geometric shape is? Name some.

What is a Volume?

We also discussed that 'Light and Shadows' are always visually define objects. Values are the different shades of grey between white and black.  We use values to translate the light and shadows to create the illusion of a third dimension.

Think of different light sources. 

Is there any difference between natural and artificial light?

What happens when there is no light? 

What happens when an object stands in front of the light?

Will the shade be the same if we change the position of the light?

Before you can draw the light and shadows you see, you need to train your eyes to see different values of lights in different objects.

Light source - Area in which light is originating from

Value - Element of art associated with the darkness or lightness of a colour
Value scale - A guide to creating a range of value, good pieces of art have a full range of value
Tints - light values. Shades - dark values

Highlights - Areas on an object where light is hitting

We also practiced value scales of one colour of black and painted in our artworks. If we understand and implement value correctly in your drawings and paintings, you will see immediate improvement. 

Value Scale is a tool used to measure value.


Shadows - areas on an object where light does not hit.

Highlights - area on an object where light does hit.

We looked at the image below and made notes of identifying the light source as well as shadows;

Look for the lightest areas on the object. The very brightest of the lightest values are called highlights. Where are the dark values? Dark values often reveal the sections of the object that are in shadow.

By locating shadows, you can usually identify the light source.

There are two kinds of shadows that occur when one light shines on an object, a cast shadow and a form shadow.

Cast shadow: When an object blocks a light source it creates a shadow. A cast shadow is not a solid shape but varies in tone and value. The farther a cast shadow is from the object the lighter and softer and less defined becomes its edges.

  1. A form shadow is the less defined dark side on an object not facing the light source. Form shadows are subtle shadows, but they are essential for creating the illusion of volume, mass and depth. 

INVENTED TEXTURE - 2-D patterns created by the repetition of lines of shapes;

Rough textures - reflect light unevenly

Smooth textures - reflect light evenly

Matte - surface that reflects a soft, dull light.  Shiny surfaces are the opposite of matte.

Impasto - a painting technique in which the paint is built up on the surface to create a texture

When drawing or painting texture, it is important to pay close attention to the values as they reveal the illusion of texture.

Exercise : Shading an egg shape to create an illusion of TEXTURE.

Pen and Ink Mark Making :

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