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How to Gradate

How to Gradate

This task teaches your students how to gradate coloured pencils and watercolour using warm and cool colours.  Your students will:

  • Practice gradating coloured pencils and watercolour.
  • Recap on colour theory and learn about warm and cool colours.
  • Include subject-specific vocabulary in their learning.

This download includes:

  • A detailed 2-page lesson plan full of good advice and tips.
  • An 8-slide PowerPoint pictured above. The text is editable.
  • A ‘good example’ PDF which you can print and put on tables as students work.  There are two version of this PDF, one with the spelling ‘colour’ and the other ‘color’.
  • A blank worksheet that helps your students structure their page.

Materials required:  Coloured pencils, watercolour, brushes, waterpots.

There are lots more colour theory art lessons on The Arty Teacher website.

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