6th Grade

Below are examples of our 6th grade paintings. Emphasis is placed on color theory along with painting skills. Students are asked to go outside the classroom within a 5 min. period and select two leaves which have "personality"...leaves with holes, missing edges, etc. Students draw these and then pick their favorite one. They perform an abstraction of this design.

Next we paint a color wheel of primaries, secondaries, and tertiary colors; another wheel of gray values; another of one color showing tints and shades. They keep these wheels for reference.

Each student has a choice of using one of these options....Option #1 - use only the 3 primaries plus white (must mix to get secondaries, tertiaries) with cool colors outside the leaf and warm inside...or Option #2 - use only one color plus black and white using gray values only on the outside, color plus white on inside making tints/shades.

by Chris
by Lauren
by Alex
by Kerry