5th graders learned about how to mix tints and shades, made freeform lines that intersected and added a closed shape over those intersecting lines. That shape then will become the point of emphasis. Students can choose to either make the shape in all tints and the rest of the painting all shades, or vice/versa. We looked at Picasso's Rose Period and Blue Period for a fine art reference, depending on what color I had chosen to focus on for that class. It was a good exercise in mixing paints and thinking about emphasis in art. The students enjoyed the mixing and painting and the results are striking!