Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Shades and Tints

2nd graders learned about shades and tints in this Wayne Thiebaud-inspired project.  The first session, we talked about how colors can have different values and how we can make paint colors lighter or darker by adding white or black.  I emphasized that the darker color is always added to the lighter color, that way you don't end up mixing and wasting too much paint.  Student divided their paper into 6 squares and followed along while I directed their paint mixing.  There were lots of excited ooohs and ahhhhs!

The following week, we looked at Wayne Thiebaud's paintings of diner food.  Students cut out scoops of icecream and piled them high on a waffle cone.  Looks delicious!

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