4th Grade students started their MONOCHROMATIC project. The first step was to draw a simple leaf. After the leaf was drawn, students were shown how to mix a TINT of orange using white and orange paint. Students started with white paint, and slowly added orange to it to make the color slightly darker.
An example of a monochromatic scheme cam be seen above.
This image was my inspiration for this assignment. Next week we will create the background portion of the project using cool colors!
Students mixed purple paint in the same way as the orange! We started with WHITE paint and slowly added purple to make the paint darker in a MONOCHROMATIC style! Next class, dots will be added for interest! Click the images below to enlarge.
The last step of this project was to add some details via DOT PAINTING! Check out the progress photos below by clicking to enlarge.
After completing sketchbooks, and paintings inspired by THE DOT, it is time for all elementary classes to move on to their first individual project! All projects are inspired by the COLOR WHEEL. Each grade will complete a project inspired by a different color scheme.
Kindergarten - All colors :)
1st Grade - Secondary
2nd Grade - Complementary
3rd Grade - Warm/Cool
4th Grade - Monochromatic
5th Grade - Analogous
Mrs. Hongisto's class will be practicing types of lines to make a Mexican Serape! This serape will be completed with all colors, along with a variety of lines (straight, wavy, zig-zag, spiral), and cut fringe on the edges! I'm excited to start this project with my youngest artists soon!
Mrs. Ekberg's class will be focusing on SECONDARY COLORS, which are all of the hues that are creating by mixing the primary colors. These colors are orange, purple and green! Using those colors, a festive pumpkin scene will be created by mixing their own colors of paint! They have already started this project - check out their progress HERE.
Mrs. Dubord's class is assigned the color scheme of COMPLEMENTARY COLORS. Complementary colors are pairs of hues that are directly across from each other on the wheel, like purple and yellow for example. This class will be completing a paper-weaving project using a complementary combination as their base. Their progress can be seen HERE.
Students in Mrs. Eichmeier and Mrs. Veeser's classes will be learning about warm and cool colors. They will use this color scheme to create an illustration of a small grouping of pumpkins, with warm colors for the pumpkins, and cool colors in the background.
Mrs. Martin's class will be creating a tree silhouette with a MONOCHROMATIC COLOR scheme for the background. A monochromatic scheme using tints and shades of a single hue, like yellow for example.
Mr. LaBonte's class will be creating a circle weaving based on an ANALOGOUS COLOR scheme. Analogous colors are neighboring colors on the wheel. The start of this project can be seen here.
I can't believe that it's already time for students to arrive next week!
I am very excited to see familiar faces, and meet new students as well.
The first week of class in the elementary will be spent learning the ropes of the art room, completing seating charts, learning our new behavior management system (I'm very excited to show them this!), and starting our first project.
I am beginning the year with a collaborative (or school-wide) project to get an idea of everyone's skill level.
We will be completing Monochromatic Self-Portraits.
I have seen this lesson completed by fellow art colleagues and have always wanted to try it.
I can't wait to post the results.
Each class will be assigned a color, and I will display the finished work in RAINBOW order.
Great reminder for the color wheel, and a nice, bright start to the school year!