Friday, March 20, 2015

7th and 8th Grade Art

We had a full week of art and nearly every student has begun mixing their paint colors for the landscape project. They are experiencing how difficult matching values and color intensity with acrylic paint can be. They are finding that a little color change goes a long way in mixing and they are showing improvement in mixing skills. I am encouraging them to find the overall tone or base color to lay down a field of color before they start their detail work. This seems logical, but it is difficult for students this age to see the "big picture" and do the ground work before the detail work is added. It is the process, not the product that we are focused on with this project.

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