Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ashalim: Art VI

 We're continuing our journey by learning all about color. Students worked on creating secondary colors from primary colors and then learned about the monochromatic color scheme and all the hues that come in between. Except for a few students whose hands ended up gloved in paint we had a very successful lesson. Check it out!:

Primary and Secondary Colors
First we learned about mixing red and blue to make purple, yellow and red to make orange, and yellow and blue to make green. After our experiment with pieces of cellophane and paint, we had a challenge to paint something with all six colors, but only when provided with red, blue and yellow paints. After a little experimentation, all the students were able to remember what combinations create which colors. Here were some of the highlights:

The finished wall of art!

Tertiary Colors, Hues, and the Monochromatic Color Scheme
The next week, we went to a whole new level and talked about creating a monochromatic scheme of one color, by changing its hue slightly with small additions of a second color. Students experimented creating a monochrome of green with hints of yellow, monochrome of red with hints of white, and every color combination they wanted! Then, they created their own palette of all of the hues they could make of one color and rocked out on beautiful drawings using just that single palette. The results were amazing:

Experimenting with hues of each base color

Creating a palette of the monochrome of red with dabs of yellow

The monochromatic paintings that bloomed out of our experimentation!

Part of our finished board

Some of the monochromes we discovered

Filling our papers with the monochromatic hues of one color

One of the finished products- using what she learned about space and line, in addition to color

My Example

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