My high school kids ventured into the painting world. Many loved it, some hated it, but most results turned out pretty well. Since this is my first year, I am still testing to see what kinds of skills my students have. I have noticed that my older students lack some basic skills. I wanted to take it back a little and do basic painting ideas using color mixing and value.
I had each student choose an animal. I had many old Zoobooks magazines, a variety of old clip art, and we did some searching on the internet for a few specific animals I didn't have. I had the students sketch it out on scratch paper, filling the space. We transferred the animal twice using light boxes. On the first painting, students chose 1 color plus white. On the second painting, 1 color plus black.
Many students said they never wanted to paint again. Well of course we will! :)
Next semester I want to try a color matching painting where students choose a color photo and they match the colors as close as possible. I think those results will be interesting!
The tint and shade painting results surprised me. I had these hung up in the commons area and received many compliments on them. It was really something for the students to be proud of. I wish I had take a picture of them all together because it looked pretty cool to see them all on the same wall.