Value Scale Projects

The following are YouTube videos I made for my students to watch before we create the project. The do not have voice overs because I wanted the students to explain to me the steps I did after watching the video so that we could make graphic organizer to set up our time line.

Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom, I added 2 links to another video and an app I used to help students learn and collect data on their learning.

1st grade: Birdie Pyramid Painting:

1. Students will paint several circles using three different values on their paper

2. This will dry for the week

3. Practice drawing the birdie details

4. During the second week we will review the definitions and the students will add their birdie details.

We will read a book that relates to this project/ artist if there is time

2nd grade: Polar Bear

Discuss different painting techniques

1. Students watch a demo on how to create a value scale for their background

2. Students will then get their supplies

3. Students will paint their background and then allow it to dry.

Day two: During the second week we will review the definitions and the students will resume painting

1. Review day one activities

2. Collect supplies and artwork from day one

3. Students will tear the painted paper into long mountain like strips

4. Next they will choose strips from other students to create a value scale

5. Glue down the strips in a value scale

6. Final step students will create a bear or bear family and add them into the scene

optional: Add snow

 

3rd grade: Mountain Landscape Painting:

Discuss different painting techniques

1. Students watch a demo on how to create a value scale for their background

2. Students will then get their supplies

3. Students will paint their background and then allow it to dry.

Day two: During the second week we will review the definitions and the students will resume painting

1. Review day one activities

2. Collect supplies and artwork from day one

3. Draw out a tree on the closest tree

4. Paint the larger black sections first

5. Then paint the smaller sections

4th grade: Ocean Painting:

Day 1:

1. Students will discuss different painting techniques and vocabulary

2. Students will watch a demo on how to paint a circular value scale

3. They will then paint their back ground and allow it to dry

4. While it dries students will choose their ocean animals  and submit them for review

Day 2:

1. Students will review day one

2. Gather supplies and day one work

3. Gather ocean animal print offs

4. Draw their animals and underwater plants

5. Paint their animal and plant silhouettes black

Day 3: May be needed to complete the black paint and touch ups

 

5th grade: Pond Painting:

Class discuss on the two definitions, where you can find them, how you can use them, and the different types

Discuss different painting techniques

1. Students watch a demo on how to create a circular value scale for their back ground

2. Students will then get their supplies

3. Students will paint their background and then allow it to dry.

 

Day two: During the second week we will review the definitions and the students will resume painting

1. Review day one activities

2. Collect supplies and artwork from day one

3. Trace the main pieces of the landscape onto their day one paper

4. Paint the larger black sections first

5. Then paint the smaller sections

 

Project resources:

Value Song: 1st to 5th grade watched this with all of my students. The 4th and 5th thought it was silly but they still watched it.

Plickers: 3rd to 5th used this to test their knowledge on Value Scale, Foreground, Middleground, Background, Monochromatic and Hue. the students get to use QR codes and you use your phone and computer to scan their answers in. The students do not have to get up to do this or take a boring test. All they do is hold up the Code and your phone reads their answer. You can then print off a spreadsheet with their data and see what you still need to work on. I use this as a pre and post test.

 


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