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Although the art supplies I am seeking are quite basic, they challenge students go way beyond the basics because primary color paints do not limit students in the least. Rather they help students learn the complexities of color theory. Notice I have not requested any black paint. Why not? Because the students can make it by mixing complimentary colors and learning there are many shades/temperatures of all colors-even black. Students learn to mix secondary and tertiary colors (and many more) from just three primaries. From here the possibilities are endless and their paintings are richer because they have not used premixed, out-bottle colors. The difference between premixed and “color theory” learning-experiential mixing of their own colors-result in the most incredible paintings. The students use problem solving and critical thinking skills throughout-developing a deeper sense of accomplishment having created the colors themselves. Replacing old, worn out brushes will improve over all results. The graphite pencils and non water soluble graphite crayons were chosen to guide students to understand the importance of tone, from the lightest light to the darkest dark in order to create eye catching drawings. Making and referring to tone scales, student’s drawings use dramatic shifts of light & dark known as chiaroscuro which dates back to the old masters such as Caravaggio and Gentileschi. These lessons easily guide students into important aspects of such issues as gender inequality in the history of art. Craft sticks and adhesives are a smooth transition from the elements & principles of 2-D art to those of 3-D art. All project lessons encourage close observation of the natural world and help students draw and paint, from life, what they actually see as opposed to what we often “think” we see. The results are unbelievably amazing!

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Although the art supplies I am seeking are quite basic, they challenge students go way beyond the basics because primary color paints do not limit students in the least. Rather they help students learn the complexities of color theory. Notice I have not requested any black paint. Why not? Because the students can make it by mixing complimentary colors and learning there are many shades/temperatures of all colors-even black. Students learn to mix secondary and tertiary colors (and many more) from just three primaries. From here the possibilities are endless and their paintings are richer because they have not used premixed, out-bottle colors. The difference between premixed and “color theory” learning-experiential mixing of their own colors-result in the most incredible paintings. The students use problem solving and critical thinking skills throughout-developing a deeper sense of accomplishment having created the colors themselves. Replacing old, worn out brushes will improve over all results. The graphite pencils and non water soluble graphite crayons were chosen to guide students to understand the importance of tone, from the lightest light to the darkest dark in order to create eye catching drawings. Making and referring to tone scales, student’s drawings use dramatic shifts of light & dark known as chiaroscuro which dates back to the old masters such as Caravaggio and Gentileschi. These lessons easily guide students into important aspects of such issues as gender inequality in the history of art. Craft sticks and adhesives are a smooth transition from the elements & principles of 2-D art to those of 3-D art. All project lessons encourage close observation of the natural world and help students draw and paint, from life, what they actually see as opposed to what we often “think” we see. The results are unbelievably amazing!

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