Value and Light Unit Plan

For full context, see the description of my Art Home School Curriculum.

My online class at Brainstorm school takes about 20–25 hours a week, so this will be a reduced unit. My plan is to see how far I can make it through Scott Robertson’s book How to Render.



  • Marco Bucci on youtube: Light and shadow, Ambient occlusion I and II
  • Sycra on youtube: Foundations of Light and Shadow series


  • How to Render by Scott Robertson
  • Color and Light by James Gurney. This belongs more in a “Color and Light” unit, but I have it checked out from the library and am already half through reading it.


  • All assignments from How to Render.



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