Saturday, June 16, 2018

Grade Two: Colorful Places


Students in grade two began the year with a painting project that focused on mixing light and dark tints and shades of color. After a discussion of how artists use and mix color for different uses, such as in Houses at Chatou by Maurice de Vlaminck, students were instructed to think of a colorful place to depict in a painting of their own.


Students were shown a demonstration on how to add white to lighten colors into tints and how to add black to darken colors into shades. They were also required to include both tints as well as shades in their painting, with the emphasis on tints so as to produce a more colorful result filled with light. Abstract designs were also permitted.