Part: 4 COLOR THEORY for Kids & their Grown-ups.

I hope that you all had a wonderful week! Here’s is the last segment in our COLOR Theory Lesson. HUE is any color on the color wheel.   Black and White are not colors on the color wheel, so they are not hues. BUT- – – This is where you get Tints, Tones, and Shades. Tints, Tones, and Shades are variations …

Complementary Colors

Knowing how to use these color groupings can be advantageous when doing artwork. Complimentary Colors are opposite one another on the color wheel. They can enhance one another. Colors on exact opposites of the color wheel are known as complementary colors. Mixing a color with its complement will usually give you a muddy brownish color.

Color: Part 2 – WARM & COOL colors

There are gazillions of colors Fortunately for us, they can be divided into just a few color families, and every color pretty much has just three main attributes: HUE = the name of the color like BLUE, ORANGE or GREEN. SATURATION =  is how sharp or dull the color appears. VALUE =  is the SHADE (darkness) or TINT (lightness) of …

DRAW PAGE: Pumpkin

I love the Fall. When the leaves turn all those brilliant oranges and yellows and golds! And we have lots of wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables to eat. And the Harvest Parties! One fun thing to do is to carve a pumpkin. Today we’re going to DRAW a PUMPKIN! Remember to use a whisper line to start, so when your …

Design your own Nesting Doll

One of the trinkets that I bought while I was in Kiev was a matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll, it is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. A set consists of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure inside, which has another figure inside …

SKETCH: Peregrine Falcon

I have been watching the peregrine falcons in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh from the cameras they have set up there.  They are such beautiful interesting birds. Here’s a link to see more information for your self.  Here’s my sketch of one. Here is a link to be able to draw a bird. It’s very simple blue bird…have …