We covered the following learning objectives with this piece:
I can use tempera paint to create a tint by adding white to a color.
I can use tempera paint to create a shade by adding black to a color.
I can create an original seascape.
One 9 x 12" paper was folded longways (like a hot-dog) in half to get two equal rectangles and one 12 x 18" paper was folded in half short-ways (like a hamburger) twice to get four equal rectangles. We then used tempera to mix and paint tints and shades of one color. We painted one rectangle just the color as is, three rectangles in three different tints and then the small paper was painted with two shades.
After the paint dried we tore each value into a strip with a slight wave to create the effect of white topped waves. I asked the class to arrange the colors in a progression of color, with the lightest at the top and the darkest at the bottom. We glued our progression onto matching construction paper and added a paper sun to complete our piece.
I found this on Artsonia many years ago. I'm sorry I don't have the name of the school.
Keep an eye out for an additional element added to our seascape coming soon.