This is a drawing lesson I found in the book: From Ordinary To Extraordinary: Art & Design Problem Solving by Ken Vieth. I like this assignment because it addresses both accurate drawing from observation as well as creative thinking. I did this project with a mixed Grade 10,11,12 class. It was challenging for them, but I think they learned a lot about drawing with this technique. It involves creating two drawings from looking at pieces of popcorn: one a realistic drawing from observation and the second involves transforming the popcorn into something else.
It also involves drawing opposite to what we are accustomed to- drawing with white on black paper.
See all the steps in my previous post HERE.
*I buy microwave popcorn from the dollar store for this project.
For the observational drawing, students have to use white coloured pencil on black paper. For the interpretive side, they can use media of their choice, watercolour and coloured pencil being the most popular choices.