We hit the ground running this week with learning and creating. Most of my students were unfamiliar with the color wheel and Primary/secondary colors. We had a crash course but will reinforce some basic color theory in the coming weeks.
I introduced our "centers" to the students in our choice based system. Starting next week, we will have drawing, painting and origami centers set up for use. The students looked at three famous paintings using mostly primary and some secondary colors. Each grade picked a painting to copy in the painting center. The students will practice mixing colors and filling in the canvas as a group. When each grade finishes their canvas we will start a new one!
We will be creating giant paper quilts! Each student will contribute a square of two. They are all using analogous colors on the color wheel.
Third grade will be using cut paper. They learned how to divide a square into multiple sized triangles, how to us a ruler and worked on several designs for their paper quilts.
Fourth Grade will be using oil pastels and mixing colors on grey paper to create their quilt.
Fifth grade will make radial designs similar to a mandala.
Crazy about Color!
Taking on the responsibility of being Hilliard Elementary's artist in residence is an exciting honor. Knowing that Hilliard hasn't had art previously, I knew it would be a big responsibility. I decided this year's theme would be "crazy about color". We will be learning all about how color works in art. Color theory is an exciting adventure. We will learn through experiments, investigations and of course, through making.