Currently the eighth grade students are creating monochromatic acrylic paintings. The first assignment required each student to mix tints and shades of one color. In the above example you can see one painting has tints of red and the other one illustrates red shades. The second assignment asks each student to choose a subject and then use monochromatic colors in addition to black and white. The third painting assignment encourages students to apply what they've learned and to expand their palette as well.