Start with layers and gradations have them mix some colors and see what is happening. I wrote a book with a friend last year and I included this in the book with diagrams, mixing examples and step by step. It is called "Drawing course 101" I am not saying you need to buy the book as I will help you through this.
I need to go now to a meeting but I think since I do this in Art 1 and relatively soon, that they can handle it and will like it.
San Jose, CA
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In a message dated 8/23/2006 8:33:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, bicyclken
"Stacie, I do a project in Art 1 that involves the elements and principles of
design and uses colored pencils. They must use circle finders and find a
composition that is nonobjective and uses the principles of design."
I love that project, but I'm wondering...do you think that they can handle
it without any shading or drawing skills? Many of these kids know nothing