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3rd Grade Value Paintings with Silhouettes

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3rd Graders have been finishing up their value paintings. We began the lesson with a game using these ‘popsicles’


We talked about TINT and SHADE and they were challenged to work together to put their popsicles in order from lightest to darkest. Then, they created their own VALUE SCALE with tempera paint.


The Value Scale Worksheet really helped to prepare the kids for the next step which was to paint concentric circles from light to dark.


We talked about SILHOUETTES and REPETITION and each student created designs in their sketchbooks that they drew on black paper and glued onto their value paintings.










This project was inspired by a lesson called “Tints and Sharks” that I found on this blog: It ended up being a very successful lesson for my 3rd graders. The students who finished early wrote funny stories about their creatures that will be displayed with the artwork. 🙂

Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

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