Kyle does a super job at teaching value to our upper school art classes. See these links below for other examples to this lesson.
http://2soulsisters.blogspot.com/2016/03/maclays-us-art-with-kyle-maurey-value.html
http://2soulsisters.blogspot.com/2017/02/value-painting-with-kyle-maurey-in.html
Here are links to other blogs that have taught value:
http://helloartsy.com/value-scale/
http://www.easy-drawing-lessons.com/value-drawing.html
http://www.teachkidsart.net/make-value-scale/
http://thevirtualinstructor.com/Value.html 
For more detailed directions on this particular lesson by Kyle Maurey please click the links at the start of this post for details and examples.
Value The lightness or darkness of tones or colors. White is the lightest value; black is the darkest. The value halfway between these extremes is called middle gray. Space An element of art by which positive and negative areas are defined or a sense of depth achieved in a work of art .
enjoy, 1969

Kyle, Maclay Upper School Art Teacher taught this lesson last year. See link below:
http://2soulsisters.blogspot.com/2016/03/maclays-us-art-with-kyle-maurey-value.html
 The instructions are located on the Painting Project Rubric in the link above.
Again we have a fabulous Upper School Art Teacher at Maclay. I get to see all of the creative projects they do and so do my middle school kids! This lesson is a great way to teach our high school students about Value. It shows many facets of art. 
 Lesson Tip: Find a photo, use filters on phone to see how they look. There are many photography apps out now that allow you to manipulate digital photos.
I was most impressed with this lesson as everyone was successful at creating it. It is nice when you work in an environment and your Visual Arts Team’s enthusiasm is contagious to faculty, students and parents. Great job, Kyle and your Upper School students. Cathy, Kaitlyn and I are very lucky to have you on our team.

1969
First Grade made these very large ornaments.  I think this is one of their favorite projects so far this year. 

 
Directions: 
I traced the round part on the bottom of a stool that had fallen off one of the art room stools. (oh yeah, we can make art using anything) 
I drew a square on the top of the traced circle.
I traced and cut out 16 ornaments.
I laid out the 16 ornaments on the table.
The kids used sponges and dabbed the sponges into tempera cakes and painted the entire ornament ONE COLOR.
Then, they used liquid tempera and dabbed with spouncer sponges on the ornament.
Lastly, we painted silver across the top of ornaments.

and we were done!

Have a look!
 
 
When we were done, the kids were so excited that they had paint all over their hands.  They wanted to get a picture with their rainbow colored hands.  Unfortunately, we did not because the teacher’s hands were rainbow painted and picture taking was not an option.  So folks, just use your imagination.  
Rolling Stones singing “Just my Imagination.”

1965
Art Club this past week created these funky birds. Everytime I looked at them all I could hear in my head was The Trashmen – Surfin Bird – Bird is the Word 1963. Once you take a listen to it you will understand why…tee hee

We used nasal aspirators for the base before for our paper mache.

 We applied paster wrap for our paper mache.

Each bird has lots of character. Each one is created with a different vibe!

Happy Friday!
Get Creative over you weekend…1969
 

The Trashmen – Surfin Bird – Bird is the Word 1963 (RE-MASTERED) (ALT End Video) (OFFICIAL VIDEO)