We do a lot of paint projects in my classroom. I allow for a lot of color mixing and self discovery but I also like to teach all of my students how to mix paint. For this lesson, the objective was to create tints, shades and tones. I think it is important to show them that monochromatic does mean boring.
For this lesson, students traced a heart template using black crayon.
They could overlap the hearts, create a pattern and/or go off the page. Once complete, we discussed how to make tints-add white, shades-add black and tones-add grey. Then the students filled in the hearts with color.