When light hits an object, it casts a dark shape on the surface or surfaces on the opposite side of the object. The dark shape is called a shadow.
Shadows cast by an object change depending on the how bright the light is, whether it is near or far away from the object, and the angle at which it strikes the object.
Can you see shadows out your window? If you can, you’ll be able to watch them change as the sun moves across the sky. You might see shadows made by buildings or trees.
Make at least two drawings showing changing light and shadow. You can use pencils, crayons, markers, ballpoint pen or any other drawing materials you have available. A crayon or the side of a pencil might be the easiest drawing tool to create large areas of light and dark.
If you would like to share your work with us email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share your creations on our ‘Studio in your Home’ page.
Photo: Pamela Crimmins