Lesson One – Objects that are white combined with objects that are middle value or darker. Ideally man-made objects that are symmetrical or semi-symmetrical.
Lesson Two – Organic/curvilinear shapes man made and/or natural forms.
Lesson Three – Objects that are the same size and shape or are similar shapes but different sizes or are in other ways similar but different.
Lesson Four – Bowls of different sizes (and other kitchen items) (rolling pin, cream & sugar holders, basters, cup measures, funnel, casserole dishes, Corningware) a variety of solid colors which will translate into various values, with pencil, black charcoal pencils, compressed charcoal, a pink pearl eraser and a kneaded eraser on white drawing paper.
Lesson Five – Fresh Fruit – apples and/or pears, or lemons and/or oranges, (or in a pinch, 6 eggs would work – we get our fruit and eggs from the TP farmers market. Using black and white pastel pencils, black and white pastels on Mi-Teintes grey paper half sheet.
Lesson Six – Things that are shiny – like silver plate or brushed aluminum (+ black) such as a hot water kettle or salt and pepper shakers, cake pans etc. Black and white pastel pencils and black and white pastels on Mi-Teintes grey paper half sheet.