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Grades 3-6
Lesson: Monochromatic Landscape Paintings

Students are introduced to the terms monochromatic, tints, and shades in Smart board presentation. They are then given examples of monochromatic color studies in color theory video chapter from Color Study video. Students then use a color of their choice, black and white paint to make a monochromatic grayscale with the color, as well as tints and shades of that color. Students are then re- introduced to the term “landscape” and are shown examples of monochromatic landscape paintings. They then create their own monochromatic painting, again using the same color, tints and shades that they used in their monochromatic grayscales. [Elements: Monochromatic Color, Tints and Shades, Form Discipline: Painting]

• Students critically respond to the term monochromatic and how tints and shades are created. (Standard 3)
• Students will actively engage in the process of creating monochromatic landscape paintings by mixing tints and shades of one color. (Standard 1)
• Students will utilize paint to create a completed composition of a monochromatic painting that incorporates multiple tints and shades. (Standard 2)
• Students will develop an understanding of monochromatic painting and how tints and shades are made/ used to create the appearance of form in a composition. (Standard 4)