Homework over Christmas Break


Homework over Christmas Break

Your homework for over the Christmas break….Choose one of the following:

1. Have some Hot Chocolate with your family or friends

2. Give the Christmas card design that you made in class to someone special in your life.

3. Perform a random act of kindness….do a sibling’s chore…ring up you grandparents and sing them a sweet Christmas Carol….pick up you neighbor’s paper and put it on their porch…etc.

4. Bake some delicious Christmas cookies and share them with someone.

5. Have a blessed Christmas and remember to think about the meaning that the birth of Christ has and all the special blessings that you have in your life.

Merry Christmas!

Picasso Blue Guitar Player


Picasso Blue Guitar Player

Pablo Picasso used a blue Monochromatic color scheme in his famous painting. This one is on display right now in the current exhibit at the Kimbell Museum in Ft. Worth so you could have the chance to see it in person if you want to, along with lots of other fabulous works from the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Here is a link to the Kimbell’s exhibition:


Homework Image


Homework Image

Just to clarify…start your homework by choosing any black and white image that has a range of values like this tiger, then render it in one color to make it monochromatic. If you are using colored pencil or crayon you can make lighter or darker values by using different pressure. If you are using watercolor you can make lighter or darker values by adding more water. You can see the video below if you choose to do your homework with acrylic and need to know about tints and shades.