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Demo: 5-Tone Graphite Gradient

Grades: 2 – 6+

Medium: Colored Pencil, Graphite

Never underestimate what you can do with a regular pencil! Learn about tones and values as you turn a 2-dimensional circle and triangle into a 3-dimensional sphere and cone. (Want to get more creative? Try using a colored pencil to make monochromatic gradients and shapes!)

Art Techniques:

gradient, gradation scale, shapes, shading, shadows, highlights, cast shadows, core shadows, tones, touch-line

Art Standards:

2nd Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4

3rd Grade: 1.2, 1.5, 2.1

4th Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.7, 2.8

5th Grade: 1.2, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7

6th Grade: 1.1, 2.1, 2.3

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Other Docs

5 Tone Gradation Scale