Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!

These two lessons are very similar. The first was taught to a fourth grade class and the second to a third grade class. They both use the same ice cream bowl imagery with a patterned background. The older grade used tempera (so theirs are actually not done yet) and the younger grade worked smaller and used oil pastels.

For the tempera lesson, I provided only primary colors, brown, white, and (lastly) black (for shades in the toppings). The background is done in marker. Each scoop of ice cream has to be a different tint (flavor).

My sample painting:

For the oil pastel lesson, blending is key. Again the scoops all have to be a different tint (flavor). Even if the students used pink I asked them to add white to tint it even lighter. Required number of scoops: three or more.

A few student examples:

1 comment:

  1. Nice way to teach tints and shades!
    Will be following you with interset :)Elizabeth