Line, Light and Shadows

Project Overview

This companion mini project teaches children about the visual qualities of line, light and shadow. They explore the work of Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt and are introduced to a range of shading techniques. They take black and white photographs and use pencil, pen and ink wash to reimagine their photographs in a shaded drawing.

What’s included

Line, Light and Shadows is a comprehensive project that boasts an array of essentials including:


Lesson activities



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Project scope

Line, Light and Shadows provides a structured approach to art and design, outlining key subjects and topics including:

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  • Art and design
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  • Black and white photography
  • Drawing on black paper
  • Line drawing
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Pen and ink
  • Shading

Closely linked to

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