My AP Art Drawing students finished up these fantastic scratchboard typewriters and skulls during winter break. For many students it was their first time working with scratchboard. However, many students had fun memories of the rainbow scratchboard they used in elementary school. The toughest part of the process was getting their image onto the scratchboard without drawing too much and having visible pencil lines. After experimenting a bit they jumped right in. This was a great lesson in value and texture. Working from a black surface allows students to build up the contrast starting with the brightest highlights first and then working through the value scale. Students will be using these as part of their Breadth Section of their AP Art Studio Drawing Exam.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School