What Snowmen Do at Night

The 3rd graders learned about value and how to add a color to white slowly, so that they could get a gradation of the color from white to the actual color!


Value Painting

Then we read the book, What Do Snowmen Do at Night? And we discussed the use of color in the illustrations of the snow and snowmen. They were amazed to see that the snow wasn’t just white. We made a list of all the things that the snowmen did in the book, and then they were told to just use white to paint what their snowmen were doing.

3rd grade Value Snowmen

Once they were dry they added details using colored pencil.


3rd grade Value Snowmen
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Wonderful job 3rd graders!

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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