My second grade artists have been learning about the art element of VALUE this month. This is kind of a difficult concept for second grade but I wanted to lay the groundwork for future projects relating to value.
So we began with a simple shading project using artist pencils. My kiddos were excited to use the REAL art pencils and blending stumps to create their carefully blended and shaded masks.
They really did grasp the way to shade from dark to light in this project! Next we moved on to pumpkins and I introduced value again, this time created by shading with color. We used oil pastels and blending stumps to shade and blend our pumpkins, creating the illusion of a very rounded form – with awesome results!
Our principal, Mrs. Reagan, so dearly loved our pumpkins – so three now decorate her office door!