Tints, Shades and Tones
onochromatic landscape paintings. These beauties were created by our third graders. Man oh man was it a rigorous project! Students learned about the different parts of a landscape: horizon line, background, middle ground and foreground. They looked at Ansel Adams landscape photography for inspiration. Then they learned about tints (a color mixed with white), shades (a color mixed with black) and tones (a color mixed with grey). They practiced these during a few art classes with a mini project about geometric and organic shapes. When students were good and ready they began painting.