6th Grade Cakes- with Values

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Chalk Cakes

This lesson was inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s art. I still tie it all in to the lessons on values.
We draw our cake on black card stock, with a focus on symmetry.
We add a plate and a horizon line to create a background.
The wonderful thing about the Crayola Chalk sets is, most of the colors have a light and dark shade. They get to choose a set for the cake frosting, and the plate. We all complete one part at a time with out skipping ahead of my demonstration. I have them start with the darker shade and fill in the section, then add in the light on one side. For the cake part they can use brown and black. I have them start with the brown then use the black very lightly on the dark side. At that point we color in the ground and if time permits we use the black chalk and add in a shadow from the plate and details on the cakes.

I have them use their eraser to clean up any smudges and I spray with aqua net hair spray as a fixative.
These look so fantastic hanging in the classrooms.

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