Slides: 2012-2013 G9 L7: Color
Xavier School | Grade 9 | by Josiah Gosingtian
I modified last semester’s lesson on color to fit the medium (coloring pencils) and the subject (character drawing). The lecture was done during the first meeting; they colored one of their inked drawings from the previous lesson. Color meanings and psychology are a lot to take in, and some of my students ended up not thinking about the reason for their color choices, or worse, not bothering to use the color wheel. (“Random” was a word I heard often.) That led me to add a few “Tips” slides, which I repeated during the second session, whether I said it during the first or not. There was some pretty cool works from this project; I’ll try to scan a few and setup a digital exhibit of sorts.
38-ish students is really too big a classroom size. I like to go around and give personalized advice for my students while they work, since everyone progresses at a different rate. Sometimes I have to keep myself from addressing someone’s work for too long, and I wish I didn’t have to. Speaking of classroom size, that’s the main reason why I didn’t order coloring pencil sets greater than 12 per box: consider the nightmare of fixing misplaced pencils from boxes of 36, a box each for almost 40 students. （；゜０゜）