My 2nd hour class is now Drawing/Painting. Their first project was a simple Monochromatic Landscape painting. This was a good chance for some Color Theory, paint mixing 101 and basic brush control. Monochromatic is using one HUE from the Color Wheel (Blue, for example) mixed with Black, White, or Grey.
White = Tint
Grey = Tone
Black = Shade
Up next, students are working on Spirit Animal illustrations based on the current artist Romero Britto. Romero Britto is a Brazilian Pop artist that has work all over the world. He is the official ambassador for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and had work in Super Bowl halftime shows, US stamps, and in the 2010 World Cup. Students are also required to write a brief artist statement explaining why they chose their particular Spirit Animal.