OCTOBER 2015



We want to understand the element of artcalled VALUE!




In OCTOBER, we will explore the element of VALUE.
TALK ABOUT WHERE WE SEE IT, HOW TO CREATE IT, AND HOW TO USE IT!


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Grade 5:  VALUE used to create form

Fifth graders will draw a cupcake in the style of Wayne Thiebaud and the Pop Art genre.  Creating value light and shadow,  with oil pastel as their medium, students will create the illusion of form.

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Grade 4: Gumball machines
We will use value to create the form of a gumball machine! A variation on a simple cylinder, the gum machine base will offer opportunities to mix values showing the effect of light on an object.
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 Student artwork                                                  Wayne Thiebaud
            





Grade 3:  Fall colored landscape
Using the primary colors and white, students will mix a variety of colors and values of those colors to create an impressionistic landscape.
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Grade 2:  Light and dark value color mixing -- Native American Corn
Using the motif of dried corn, our second graders will mix various values of two similar colors of tempera paint and white. Another day, the background will be filled with complementary colors. This second step will be a great review of complementary colors and set off our corn kernel and corn husk colors!
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Grade 1:  Primary colors and Secondary tints
Grade 1 artists will will reinforce the concept of mixing red, yellow and blue to create secondary colors. Adding white to the green, orange and violet we will make lighter values of those colors and paint a patterned background for delicious looking ice pops. Cutting, gluing and even creating shiny highlights on our popsicles provide the finishing touches!
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