Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In the Art Room: Art Room Decor

 Well, I'm back at it: picking up more things from the Wooden Thingies You Can Paint aisle and goin' to town. I've painted paddles into paint brushes, a picket fence into a stack of pencils and now this fun Tints and Shade sign! 
The other day, I was at Hobby Lobby and spotted this fun little fence. I picked up two of them and used a coupla coupons to bring the price down a pinch. I wasn't sure what I'd do with them until the idea of creating a value scale of tints and shades came to my mind. 
Over a couple of evenings, I managed to get this bad boy complete. It was very similarly to my Stay Sharp pencils. I will say, mixing up a gradient is no joke, especially when you do it over the course of a couple of days. I did struggle a couple of times getting colors to great an even value scale.
 Once the pencils were complete, I added the lettering and the fine lines. I love using black and white lines to give things a cartoon-y look 
 I was going to go with "value scale" or "gradation" but those aren't words we use a lot in my art room. We do talk a lot about mixing up tints and shades...so this was what I went with!
  Don't be throwin' no shade now, y'all. 
I also had a chance to hang my Color Families display today! I used Command Velcro strips to hang these and my Tints and Shade sign.
Because I want to be able to remove the crayons and use the as teaching tools, I used velcro dots to add them to the crayon boxes. You can see them in the secondary color box. 
 Now I did mention that I purchased two of these wooden thingies...the other will go over the door to the left of my clock. I plan to paint that in a rainbow gradation...but not sure what I'll write on it yet, if anything. I'm really excited about this area of my art room now! I am loving the new look so much...I am slowly working on giving my entire art room a make over! This is an area that the kids see a lot so it gets first priority. I even painted my easel to match some bookcases I recently redid. I'll have to give a complete tour once complete...although who knows when that will be!
 Until then, this will have to be my happy place!
 Thank you for letting me share!
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24 comments:

  1. I love the love you put into your space!

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    1. Aw, thank you! Now...to tackle the rest of the hot mess of a room!!

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  2. Girl, you have been crafting up a storm! Love it! Love them! Love you!

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    1. xo!! I'm having so much fun :)

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  3. Looks awesome! Love all of your new visuals!

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    1. Thank you, I'm super stoked :)

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  4. Anonymous8/24/2017

    I love the space! Great job!!!

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  5. the next one should be a ROY G BIV one!

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    1. Agreed! That's what I'm dreaming up next :)

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  6. I love what you've done with all your wooden thingies! As usual, such a cute, funny, color-ific post!

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  7. I really like the improvements you've made in your artroom. It's not too busy to look at and everything teaches important art basics. The placement of each piece adds to a wonderful teaching environment.

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    1. Thank you!! That's the look I'm going for. Out with the mindless clutter...in with the new and clean...clutter ;)

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  8. Love love loving this project Miss Cassie! I also loved love call and response video ... ................Ah Hem

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  9. Great post, thank you for sharing.

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  10. Thank you CaSsiE* YOU INSPIRE me to have more FuN w/this subject/art life that I L❤️VE & with the great spirited energies (short people) who enter Art every day all excited. Xo

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  11. I have a new art studio, wishing you could come design and create...!!???

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  12. I have a new art studio, wishing you could come design and create...!!???

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  13. Very colorful, liked all the strong color mixes

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