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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hot Sun & Cool Moon

Mrs. Johnson's 2nd grade

Carter, Ria & Reggie

Mrs. White's 2nd grade
Angel, Valery, 
Kayla, Patrick, 
Emma & Hailey
Mrs. McMillian's 2nd grade class
Oxygen, Caleb, 
Nicolas, Danish, 
Christopher & Miya. 
In design, the definition of Contrast is:
Definition: refers to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
Dark against light. Dark colors make light colors appear brighter.
Cool against warm.
Cool colors make warm colors seem brighter!
Subject: Light is only made bright by darkness
Here it is: light is only made bright by darkness. This means, essentially, that in order to have anything, you must have the opposite.
-to make a color stand out, put it next to it's opposite
-to make a drawing look bright, put in shadow


Many people use the design of the sun and moon to show balance in life. In order to appreciate the sunny times, you have to know the dark times.
-to know pleasure, you know pain.
This project focuses on design using the contrast of cool & warm colors. 
Using a compass, draw a large circle in the center of the page.
Draw a curved line in center to divide the circle into sun and moon. The smaller side will be the moon. Draw a sleepy face on moon side and a happy face on sun side. They will share a mouth. 

Draw line patterns on each side of circle, having the sun & moon designs being different. 

Mrs. White's class working (2nd grade)
Desmon & Kayla
Valery after drawing...


  1. Thank you, for sharing.
    Emma was so proud of her work.
    And that you posted online. :0)

  2. Hi! I want to say thank you for this inspiring blog-post- it gave me just the idea I needed for our art fundraiser. Here's a glimpse of what we created (you are credited in the original blogpost that I used for our motivation) http://thekahukids.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/sun-and-moon-artworks-warm-cool-colour.html

  3. These are gorgeous! We are about to look at day and night, so this is a perfect idea , though I may draw the template for my new entrants. Would make great calendar art too.