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Lesson Plans

Re: Secondary School Visual Arts Groups

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martha moses (e.m.moses)
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 19:02:38 +0000

Re. lessons in color theory; the freshmen who take a required art course
with me love the structured approach of making color wheels in their
sketch books and making scales of tints and shades with even spaced
stripes ,the tints of white to pure hue going one way with the
complimentary color in the shape of their name in block letters going in
reverse. For "warms" and "cools" they divide a large paper into four
large stips and paint a continuous landscape in four different seasons.
After a big series on Impressionism, I like to let them paint their
Impressionistic portraits with lots of color mixing and one half of the
face in "cools" and the other in "warms" with tints and shades as
well...I try more creative approaches in the electives for the older
This is a good idea of yours, Ken, and I hope I read other responses.
Considering the massive amount of information at this site, I wish it
was divided into different levels.