Combinations of COLOR

This class we learned all about color. Color is how our eyes interpret different wave lengths of light. We discussed the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), secondary colors (orange, green, and purple), as well as many of the colors in between. We then discussed color combinations including complementary, analogous, triads, warm, cool, tints, and tones. We looked at famous paintings and discussed what color combinations the artist used when creating a painting.

Our project for this lesson was to cut out color chunks from magazines pages and collage them together on one sheet of paper. The kids were suppose to pick a color scheme and only find colors from the magazines that matched their color scheme.

This lesson was successful. We stretched out the project over two weeks, because half of the first day was spend going over color combinations. They also worked on their collages during free time throughout the week.

Although I enjoyed the ready made colors that were provided when we used magazines, next time, I would have also liked the kids to experiment with paint pigments as a following lesson. If the kids could work to make their own colors, it would have led to further color comprehension.

PowerPoint: Color

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