Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Yummy Value Scale

Junior High students are studying the elements of art. Before we began studying value, I thought it would be fun to do a Yummy Value Scale. For this assignment, we used vanilla wafers, icing, food coloring, wax paper, and plastic silverware. Each student received about 6 vanilla wafers, silverware, a big scoop of icing and 1 drop of food coloring of a color of their choice. Be sure to put the DROP OF FOOD COLORING ON THE SIDE NOT DIRECTLY IN THE ICING!!! A little goes a long way. They may start by icing the first with white. Each wafer after should get a shade darker by adding a VERY LITTLE bit of food coloring. I did an example before we began. If students add to much of the drop in the beginning, they can not go back to white. You can always add more if needed, but you can not take away. Next, students continued adding value to each of their wafer. They ones at the end (the darkest) may stain you mouth slightly so be careful how you eat it!! Who knew value scales can be so tasty!! One class we even had enough time to mix colors and create a tasty color wheel (shown below)!!

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