Painting: Tints and shades

Learning that a 'tint' is made by adding white to a colour and a 'shade' by adding black, pupils mix their own colours to paint the template of an animal, working across the image from light to dark and completing a contrasting background

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing the meaning of: tone, tint and shade

  • Knowing I can make a tint by adding white to a colour

  • Knowing I can make a shade by adding black to a colour

  • Painting neatly and smoothly

  • Comparing my work to the work of an artist

Teacher Video: Tints and Shades

Pupil Video: Tints and Shades


Tints and Shades Template
An old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618 Diego Velazquez
Created by:
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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