Pencil Vs Camera Popular in Primary and Secondary Schools

drawing lesson plan - school - pencil vs camera - ben heine

drawing lesson plan - school - pencil vs camera - ben heineSince 2013, Ben Heine's Pencil Vs Camera concept has become popular in primary and secondary schools worldwide. Heine was quickly contacted by art teachers and schools requesting to use and teach his techniques to their students. They are showing them Heine's creative process through pedagogical worksheets and ask students to do similar images to stimulate their imagination, train their drawing and photography skills, encourage them to use new technologies and motivate them to share ideas and communicate. Heine's work also allows teachers to discuss the differences between observational and imaginative drawing with the art class. The students either create their own artworks from scratch or use Heine's images with the sketch removed to have something to start with (see below).

drawing lesson plan - school - pencil vs camera - ben heineSince Heine's creative techniques became part of art lessons in many primary and secondary schools, different art lesson plans giving instructions on how to use his concept are spread by schools and art teachers on the Internet in France and in the United Kingdom (see some examples below). Heine has also given frequent interactive conferences to schools in Canada. In June 2014, one of the classes studying Heine's concept in Belgium (Katholieke Centrumschool Denderleeuw) visited his studio in Rochefort (more info). 

Here below in red are some lesson plans examples based on Ben Heine concept for primary and secondary schools, followed by links showing applications in art classes in the UK, France and Canada (this is a selection, there are numerous other examples in French schools). If you're an art teacher, feel free to use or improve this material for educative purposes.


Applications in schools (selection):
Dover College (Dover, UK)
Collingwood School (Vancouver, Canada)
New Hope School (London, UK)
ColegioMenor in Quito (Ecuador)
Madison High School (Madison UK)
Ecole Lamartine (Dunkerque, France)
Ecole Coligny (Poitier, France)
Ecole Renaudeau (Allaire, France)
Ecole St Jean le Vieux (St Jean le Vieux, France)
Ecole de la Flotte en Ré (Flotte en Ré, France)
Bede's Preparatory School (Eastbourne, UK)

Some results 
(view many more here)

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Creative Pencil Vs Camera example by a school student in Philippines

From a school student (Colegio Menor in Quito, Ecuador)

pencil vs camera concept by art students and fans
Pencil Vs Camera exemple by a student in the UK (Dover College)

drawing lesson plan - school - pencil vs camera - ben heine
Pencil Vs Camera examples by primary school students in France

Pencil Vs Camera image by a school student

Creative Pencil Vs Camera example by secondary school students
Creative Pencil Vs Camera example by a school student

drawing lesson plan - school - pencil vs camera
Other examples by primary school children in a school in the UK

Réalisation et exposition Pencil Vs Camera à l'Athénée Royale d'Auderghem
Pencil Vs Camera Examples by students in a school in Belgium

Réalisation et exposition d'images Pencil Vs Camera inspirées de Ben Heine à l'Ecole Sainte Marie le Boupère (France)
Pencil Vs Camera Examples by students in a school in France

Here are some photos by Ben Heine with the drawing removed that teachers can use for their art lessons to have something to start with for younger children (you can find others here). Send us a message at info(at)benheine.com if you would like to have them in HD:



And here below is a full pedagogical worksheet example (art lesson plan for primary to secondary school students, prepared by Nicole Joly based on Ben Heine Pencil Vs Camera technique)

Drawing Lesson Plan

Objectives 

The students will learn how to draw from observation, while also drawing imaginatively. They will learn basic photography skills to photograph a certain place in their town. They will then successfully use line, form, and value to create an illustration which adds a humorous twist to their photograph. The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity. Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.

Procedures 

1. Show the students various images from Ben Heine’s “Pencil vs. Camera” collection

2. Have them discuss the illustrations and the artist’s method of combining imaginative and observational drawing

3. Teach basic photography skills, such as perspective and cropping

4. Have the students take pictures around their town, with a digital or disposable camera

5. The students will be encouraged to think critically and consider what type of drawing they are going to place on top of their photograph

6. After the photos are printed or developed, demonstrate the process of taking a torn piece of paper and laying it strategically on top of the photograph

7. Encourage the students to consider placement

8. Discuss what it means to “continue the photograph” in their drawing, and also what it means to add an imaginative twist to the photograph

9. Demonstrate drawing a humorous image on top of my own selected photograph

10. Review concepts of line and form with them, and explain different ways to achieve value

11. Students will select their favorite photo and begin brainstorming clever ideas on some scratch paper

12. Once their idea is approved, they may begin working

13. Students will tape down a small piece of drawing paper to the photograph

14. They will use drawing pencils to create their illustration

15. After completion, the photographs will be displayed so everyone can have a laugh

16. This lesson would probably be a good lead in to a lesson on the Dada art movement Assessment The students will be assessed with a rubric which addresses effective photography techniques, creating and completing an imaginative illustration which “continues the photograph” and has value, using good craftsmanship, following directions, and participation.

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Some other lesson plans examples and results in French schools:

Lesson plans / Pedagogical worksheets


Lesson Plan 1 / Lesson Plan 2 / Lesson Plan 3 / Lesson Plan 4 / Lesson Plan 5

Applications in other schools (selection) 


Ecole de Scorbé-Clairvaux (Scorbé-Clairvaux)

Collège F. Garandeau (Poitiers)

École élémentaire de Montgiscard (Toulouse)

Collège La Bruyère Sainte Isabelle (Paris)

Ecole de Goyrans (Goyrans)

Ecole Jean Yole (La Roche sur Yon)

Ecole Saint Jacques de Compostelle (Nueil les Aubiers)

Ecole Serge Lefranc (Saclas)

Ecole du Sacré Coeur (Plourhan)

Ecole de Mirambeau (Mirambeau)

Notre Dame de Campénéac (Campénéac)

Ecole Publique Saint Martin (Ardentes)

Ecole de Cheney (Dijon)

Ecole Daniel Faucher (Toulouse)

Ecole Sainte Agnes (Tours)

Ecole Descartes (Soisy sous Montmorency)

Other results made by children(view many more here)

pencil vs camera concept by art students and fans
More complex image by a secondary school student
pencil vs camera concept by art students and fans
More complex image by a secondary school student

From a school student (Colegio Menor in Quito, Ecuador)

pencil vs camera concept by primary school students and fans
Simple Pencil Vs Camera example by younger children

pencil vs camera concept by art students and fans
More complex image by a secondary school student

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pencil vs camera art by primary school students and fans
Simple Pencil Vs Camera images by children

Simple Pencil Vs Camera examples by children

Other exemples by younger children

pencil vs camera art by students and fans


inspired by ben heine


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pencil vs camera art by primary school students and fans





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