There was a question students should think about before they learned. If they only have three colors red, yellow and blue, how can they get other colors without buying more paints?
So, we did a mixing color experiment in class. Students could see how to get colors mixed and what colors would be made.
We started with primary colors – red, yellow and blue.
The student was mixing red and yellow to make orange.
After the experiment, they got secondary colors - orange, green and purple.
We also talked about that colors have temperature, they can be warm or cool. Warm and cool colors can also show feelings. Like warm is for happy and cool is for sad. They were painting and trying to get more colors by mixing.
Warm as a happy face, cool as a sad face
The goal of this exercise is for students to learn about the concept and use of warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. They painted the happy face the half of art in warm colors and the sad face half in cool colors.
Throughout the year the third and fourth grade students will learn all about the 7 elements of art. This week we are looking at the element of color.
The third graders were able to recall warm and cool color schemes and identify primary and secondary colors. They learned why primary colors are important and how to make tertiary colors. The fourth grade students discussed complimentary colors and how to make an analogous color scheme.
The exploration of color will lead the students into next week’s art projects where they will look at how an artist uses color in their artwork. The students will take inspiration from the artwork to create their own.
This week the theme in the fifth and sixth grade art class was self-portraits. Grade five discussed the abstract works of Chuck Close while the sixth graders looked at pop art created by Roy Lichtenstein. The students will create their own self-portraits using the techniques used by the artists.
Er Xin Reporter