Grade 3 artists used 3-D style glasses to view famous works of art and see which colors change, which colors recede into the background, and which colors pop out/come forward. Then they got to use palletes of acrylic paints containing the three primary colors along with black and white, to paint their own masterpieces! As they painted with these glasses on and got to see the changes, they also began to experience the magic of mixing tints, tones and shades! It was super fun!
Grade 1 artists made snowpeople in "worms-eye-view" and painted the backgrounds with either a warm or cool color scheme.
Students have been studying color theory in art class for several weeks now. The photo below depicts a coloring created by a Hiawatha kindergarten student. The work was created on his own time outside of class, and he was so exctied to share that he used primary and secondary color schemes! I am always so happy and proud to see their knowledge being used outside of the classroom. Check out other works of art inspired by color theory around the school, and below in our photo gallery!