Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Art of Shadow and Light ou l'ombre et la lumière

The real key to making shadow art isn’t the shadow itself, but the light and the objects blocking the light that eventually come together to make an image in the darkness. This lesson is very important in the CE1 and CE2 's curriculum. The students had to figure out how to draw light and shadow. 

First of all, they practiced with a pencil: starting with a white shape, they gradually added some shadow until they eventually got to the darkest shade of grey.

 The second practice was to do the same exercise with paints. They mixed white paint with a solid color to create some real nice palettes

 Finally, they were ready to apply the
  shadow and light techniques
 they practiced
  to paint pictures of  fruits.                                     

They also learned the primary, 
  tertiary colors. 

Check out our great art work featuring apples, pears, peaches and bananas.