Did this monochromatic still life project with an advanced painting class (when I was student teaching in Rome) and the results were beautiful.
Objectives: 1. Students will familiarize themselves with a new medium, tempera paint. 2. Students will build their observational drawing/painting skills. 3. Students will create a painting that distinguishes fore, middle and background. 4. Students will distinguish a full range of tonal values (lights, medium, and dark tones) in each object. 5. Students will develop skills in using paint to indicate shading.
Vocab: tempera, still life
Includes: 2 page lesson plan, student samples, rubric.