This lesson was a little introduction to shadows and realism. I had them divide the paper in half, we covered up the top half with black card stock. The black part of the paper represents the wall. The bottom white half represents a table or shelf the vases are sitting on.
The students created their vases using templates and their own ideas, and then colored them in with colored pencils. They cut the shapes out and glued them on the paper, being careful to sit them on the table and not have them floating on the wall (black part).
They were then taught to create a shadow on the bottom to create the illusion of light. Pretty great results. Here are just a few.