The idea for this lesson comes from @artwithmrsnguyen!
The first week of this project, we practiced mixing tints and shades. We used this worksheet. Students could choose green, purple, magenta, turquoise, or blue for their artwork. I have found that these colors create the most aesthetically pleasing tints and shades. Red, yellow, and orange tend to get a bit dull or sometimes gross/scary looking.
The next week, students created tints and shades on a square piece of paper. They started with white in the middle to be the moon and then mixed colors going in circular brush strokes outward.
The next week, we added the details step-by-step.
I think these paintings are just so enchanting!
❤ Mrs. K