|Begin this project by adding a dot of blue to some white tempera. Paint a small circle in the middle of the paper. Make sure to leave the very center unpainted as this will be the full moon.|
|While the paint is drying, cut or tear the silhouette of a tree using black paper. Glue the tree to the painting so that it overlaps the moon without covering it up.|
|Encourage variety in the shape of the trees. Some of my students added silhouettes of owls, bats, and ravens.|
|Display for all to see and discuss. Review key words like value, tint, shade, gradual, gradation, concentric, subtle, etcetera. |
EXCELLENT WORK WILDCATS!