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Re: teaching tints and shades-middle school

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karalee_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Mar 21 2004 - 04:23:38 PST


One vote for adding the complement. I'm only a student teacher but, that's the way my cooperating teacher and myself taught the lesson on still life paintings to 7th graders and they came out beautiful!

-karalee
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  Subject: teaching tints and shades-middle school

  I'm looking for opinions on how list members teach tints and shades in painting at the middle school level. More specifically shades. Do you teach shades by adding black or by adding the complement. I have tried both and although some students have a hard time mixing the exact complement, it seems to me the toned down, darker colors achieved by using complements are nicer. I use sax true tempera by the way.

  mike sacco
  p.j. gelinas jhs
  setauket,ny
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