Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall Color Theory

Fall is here and the changing colors outside our windows have inspired our color theory project for fourth grade.

We learned that there are several different color families or color schemes that artists use to create different visual affects.

Monochromatic colors are tints (add white) and shades (add black) of a color.
Analogous colors are related and can be found beside each other on the color wheel.
Complementary colors are found across from each other on a color wheel.

Our follow-up project is an animal portrait where the students can choose the animal, color scheme and materials to complete their artwork. We are at the thumbnail and rough draft stage now and I am loving the direction that their knowledge and creativity are taking them.

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