Sixth Graders finished their colorful self portraits last week. Those who had extra time did some experimenting. This is for sure a creative batch of artists.
First Graders are learning about color theory and mixing colors in their classroom and in the art studio. Their Classroom teacher is working with them on a project inspired by the work of Sol Lewitt and in the art studio we are discussing the work of Josef Albers.
We began our Albers study today by reading An Eye for Color.
After a quick demonstration we divided up into pairs. Each pair received two sheets of 24" X 36" paper and a huge mixing tray with primary colors and three paint brushes. Working together, and using squares and rectangles for our exploration, we tried to mix as many distinct colors as we could.
We're off to a great start. We'll finish next week.
We are still exploring color and color mixing in Kindergarten. Today we experimented with what might happen if we removed blue from our palette and added braown. Beautiful autumn colors!