Creating with Shadows – Home Learning Video


I’ve created this ‘Creating with Shadows’ video as a home learning project.  I had great fun making this and experimenting with different media.  Your students will too.  I’ve deliberately selected different media that your students might have at home, such as coffee, ball point pen and food colouring.

Play the video and then start getting creative!

The Arty Teacher website has a page devoted to home learning art resources.  Click the image below to find out more.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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  1. Hi Sarah – I’ve recently discovered your site and cant tell you how useful and inspiring it’s been for me. I am currently transforming schemes of work for September to incorporate distance learning, and videos like this are going to be an invaluable resource for me and my students.
    Just wanted to say a big thank you for your hard work and generosity in sharing these wonderful videos and ideas. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Best wishes, Hannah x

  2. This is very cool. I’m curious, as a teacher, how would you go about marking/grading a student if they did this project?

    • Hi Shelby, Thanks for your comment. To grade the work I would ask students to photograph their work and upload it to Showbie (which is what I use). I would then assess the photo. I know that’s more difficult than assessing the real thing. I’d look at how complex their shadow was and how they had controlled the media. I would be generous with the grade as it would have been completed without me.

  3. I couldn’t wait to post this on my e-learning page! I really hope some of my kiddos try this! Too many projects – not enough time! LOL

  4. This lesson is simple so useful- thank you for your creativity, Arty Teacher! I just stumbled upon this while searching for examples of shadow painting. So happy to have found it!


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