Last year’s fourth graders were introduced to the concept of using value (light and dark) to create the illusion of form in two- dimensional artwork. Students began the unit by creating a value scale and using that to turn a circle into a sphere on paper. Next we practiced mixing white with a color to create tints and adding black (very sparingly!) to create shades. Finally we pulled all of these skills together to create these spectacular sports spheres!
2.7 For color, use and be able to identify hues, values, intermediate shades, tints, tones, complementary, analogous, and monochromatic colors 3.1 Create 2D and 3D artwork from direct observation 1.5 Expand the repertoire of 2D and 3D art processes, techniques, and materials with a focus on the range of effects possible within each medium, 1.3 Learn and use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques 1.4 Learn to take care of materials and tools and to use them safely