Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Happy and Colorful Thanksgiving!

First graders have been learning about the color wheel and how the secondary colors are made.

We had a great time, and several excited "ah-ha" moments, as we used only the primary watercolors to mix the secondary colors and paint our turkey drawings. We even experimented with mixing all the primary colors together to make the neutral brown.

Fourth graders worked on harvest-inspired still life tempera paintings and learned about different color schemes.  

We learned that a monochromatic plan starts with one color to which white is added to make tints and black is added to make shades. 

An analogous plan includes colors that are related and touch on the color wheel. We started with two primary colors (to aid in paint prep) and then mixed the secondary and intermediate colors that come in between.

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