Lesson 3: Shades and Colours of the Sea

Free access during school closures. Using watercolours, pupils create different tints, shades and hues to paint the background of their seaside scene. Easy to adapt to other landscapes

Learning Objectives

  • Paintings using different tints and shades

  • Using different tints and shades to create a tonal representation of the sea and sky

  • Creating different tints and shades

  • Understanding that light colours stand out more and darker colours recede

Lesson Plan

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Teacher Video: Shades and colours of the sea

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Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the The National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for…
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