Value in Art

This past week the first and second graders learned about value in art.  Not how much money a piece of art is worth, but how you can vary the darkness or lightness of your colors for a more interesting picture.  They also talked about how using shading and shadows can make their favorite cartoons look more realistic.  To practice value, they created a magical forest of trees and arranged the different parts of the trees in order from the lowest value (darkest) to the highest value (lightest).  The students had fun experimenting with color, cutting and gluing their trees together.