Fifth Grade Value Practice

Fifth grade artists completed a few value exercises and arranged some of them together to make a composition.  Value is the lightness or darkness of a color, and adding it to your artwork can create the illusion of 3D space and forms.

Each artist created a colored value scale by mixing white with their hue to create tints and mixing black with their color to create shades.

student hands painting value scales; one color but different values of the color that go from light to dark

They practiced making value scales with pencil by shading and cross-hatching.

Then they drew two objects and added value to their objects using shading or cross-hatching to make the objects appear 3D.


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