World in a Jar

Essential Question(s):

1. What is color; specifically HUE, TINT, SHADE and TONE?

2. How can color be used to strengthen a work of art?

3. How can the Elements of Art and Principles of Design work together to create a successful work of art?

 Mastery Objective(s): The student will…

1. demonstrate his/her understanding of how to use the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to create a strong and successful work of art focusing on color with a given prompt.


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What would you keep in a jar?

world in a jar

What if you could keep something in a jar forever, for instance…

a specific moment in time…a feeling…your favorite thing…something you dislike…an idea…a wish…


1. Draw a jar with a lid or a bottle with a cork, top, or straw using 80% of one page (if your page is smaller than 8.5 x 11, then you need to create a 2 page spread.)

the jar could look something like these…

2. Medium: You must use color. The color must be blended and layered – use the techniques you have learned and practiced in class!!! *This should not look like a coloring book page.

Examples of color media: watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic. Or Prismacolor, Tombow or Copic markers (markers specifically made for blending).

NO GRAPHITE – pencil!

3. Focus on a pleasing color palette (a color scheme) using a. value (lightness and darkness) with tints and shades, and b. chroma (dullness vs. intensity) with hues and tones.

Student Samples:

more samples…

*note: these are samples from the internet and may not follow the specific requirements for this assignment.