Our latest lesson plan is intended for high school-aged students, where students learn the practical aspects of cast shadows. The students manipulate and observe shadows using a variety of objects and light source angles.
The exercise is intended to allow students to experiment with shadow cast on a variety of surfaces. Students also render a still-life with emphasis on the shadow. The students should take away from the exercise that shadows are sharp when they are closest to the light and get softer as they travel farther away from the light source. Shadows are also sharper when the light source is more concentrated and cast shadows appear as cut out shapes. This exercise enhances visual literacy and can directly translate to advanced drawing skills. To view this lesson plan, click here.