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!