Tints and Shades Art Lesson

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Tints and Shades2020-02-21T17:04:45-05:00

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Students will mix paint with white to make tints and black to make shades in a gradual succession!

Project Description

Discuss the difference between tints and shades. Have students practice making both by blending colors.

Instructions

  1. Tell students to turn the paper sideways to create the background first. Fold paper in half and open so you have a vertical line (you are looking at the picture sideways).
  2. Students will begin with one brush stroke of the solid color (pink in the example above) on the fold line—then stop.
  3. Explain that mixing white with a color makes it lighter. This is called a tint. Mix a bit of white in your pink and do another stroke on the left side of your first stroke.
  4. Next, add a bit more white, and continue tinting each stroke a little more.

Difficulty Level

Mess Potential

Student Satisfaction

Printability

Students will mix paint with white to make tints and black to make shades in a gradual succession!

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