Tints, Tones and Shades (Year 6)

Project Overview

This companion mini project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and exploring mixing tints, shades and tones. They learn about significant landscape artworks and features of landscapes before using this knowledge to create landscape paintings.

What’s included

Tints, Tones and Shades (Year 6) is a comprehensive project that boasts an array of essentials including:


Lesson activities



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Project scope

Tints, Tones and Shades (Year 6) provides a structured approach to art and design, outlining key subjects and topics including:

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  • Art and design
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  • Artists’ work
  • Colour mixing
  • Colour theory
  • Landscape painting
  • Tints, shades and tones

Closely linked to

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