Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fourth Grade Value Hands

I save some of my favorite projects for the relaxed end of the year. This project teaches types of lines and shapes, color and mostly how to shade creating 3 values: light, medium, and dark. The students traced their hands 5 times to get curved lines and organic shapes. Then drew 5 straight lines with a ruler. Finally they chose 5 colors of colored pencil and began shading each shape in 3 values. It is difficult to color and blend the values so as not to create stripes of darker colors. But little by little as they color in a multitude of shapes, they start to get it. I will post finished pictures soon. It is taking us several weeks.

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