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Elements of art: Value 4/5

Posted on: October 20, 2009

A finshed universe, complete with several planets tinted and shaded on top of the original hue of the paper.

A finshed universe, complete with several planets tinted and shaded on top of the original hue of the paper.

A fourth grader adds detail to her tinted and shaded planet galaxy.

A fourth grader adds detail to her tinted and shaded planet galaxy.

Creative Reuse Lesson Plan   Week 6    Grade 4/5

1st Trimester Whitman ES 2009-2010  written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP

Elements of Art: Value

Cost per student: $.05

Materials: white and black chalk pastels, lots colored paper scraps as big as your paper circles, circular things to trace (I have a collection of plastic and metal jar lids from recycling bins and SCRAP), scissors, glue sticks, gel pens, gold & silver crayons, black paper, pencils

Students will be able to identify the use of value in artworks and use value in their own composition.

Vocabulary: value, hue, tint, shade

1. Gather students in a circle in the meeting area. Show them some pictures of art that highlights the use of value. Ask them to share what they notice in the picture; hopefully someone will point out that the artist uses light and dark colors. Explain that the word for the basic color is hue. How can artists make a hue lighter? Darker? The word for a lighter hue is tint; darker than the hue, a shade. Ask students to explain how you would make red lighter (add white). Light red: do we have another color word for that? How could we make red darker? (add black). Dark red: maroon? Burgundy?

2. Demonstrate that blending black and white chalk on a colored piece of paper can tint or shade the original hue depending on the coverage. Trace a lid on colored paper. Use black chalk to shade the edge, and white to create the “light”. Blend to change the value to create a shadow. Use scissors to cut it out.

3. The students are going to make “planets” demonstrating value. Each student should make 2 or more planets, and then use glue sticks to affix them to their black paper (outer space). Use the gold and silver crayons to add stars, comets, asteroids, etc. to create a space scene.

4. Remind them that using value to create shadow implies a light source; shading all your planets in a similar way will give the impression they are all orbiting the same star. However, depending on your group, they may just need the time messing around with the chalk.

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