After returning from Christmas break, the 5th Grade art students began work on a new painting. Students used a monochromatic color scheme to paint a mountain range. Each student selected a base color and then tinted the color with white, or shaded the color with black. Students tried to to capture a sense of depth in their work with distant objects appearing more pale and closer objects darker. This concept is known as atmospheric perspective.
For the 5th grade featured artist, Mr. Keiser has selected Benji Miller from 5A. Benji painted great steps in value from the distant mountains to the closer hills and trees. Benji did an outstanding job of contrasting the lighter background with the darker details of his pine trees. The backdrop of the lighter sky behind his trees created a real sense of depth and made his work really stand out. Way to go, Benji!