Friday, October 12, 2012

3rd grade silhouetted trees

The third graders just finished up a lesson that focused on value (tints and shades) and space (positive and negative). We had a really fun time talking about how one color (also called a hue) and be so versatile! You can add white to it to create a tint and you can create so many different tints of that color. The same applies to black. When you add black to a color you create a shade, but there are so many different shades of one color. It was fun to talk about and fun to watch the students create these tints and shades. A painting of just tints and shades of one color is called monochromatic. We also had a fun time discussing space and how artists use both positive and negative space to create interest in their artwork. These third graders did a great job of creating an interesting tree showing negative space on top of their value painting.

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