Winter Tree Silhouettes

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We began this lesson talking about value. We discussed different ways to achieve variations in value in art, and some everyday examples that we are familiar with.  For this project, we focused on the moon shining at night. We started by drawing the moon on a dark blue piece of paper with white chalk pastel. We used the tip of the pastel to color it in so it would be nice and bright. Then, we flipped the stick on its side to color the rest of the paper with the glow of the moon.  Once our paper was covered, we drew our trees in black crayon. We talked about how the moon creates the silhouette of the tree from the bright light behind it.  We started with the trunk; thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top.  We added big branches, then smaller ones until our trees were complete.



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