Following on from line and contour drawing we focused on Tone. The apples we used were painted white to allow pupils to see the light source and shadows more clearly and to take away any distractions on the apple.
Pupils put the apple on a white piece of paper and used their phones to create a light source. They then chose an interesting angle and took a photo for reference in future. Having the apple in front of them and all colour taken away really supported pupils to pick out the different tones within the apple.
I have previously taught GCSE and Btec doing Btec in year 9 offered as a one year course and GCSE in 10 and 11 as a two year course. I have worked with exam boards Edexcel and OCR.