Monday, March 28, 2011

Color Theory In Action!

Hannah J. completes her picture which demonstrates her  understanding of contrasting colors.
Devon concentrates on watercolor painting.
It was exciting to see my students discover how having an understanding of simple color theory would make a major difference in the look of their artwork!  They were eager to make color choices that would help their crayon rubbing look as great as it possibly could.  There was quite a bit of trial and error going on as well, and many students asked to re-print their image because their first attempts did not meet their expectations.
   I view the lesson as highly successful because all of the students were able to learn about symmetry, architectural elements, the use of color, and how to use this simple printing technique.  The resulting artwork is fun and colorful, but more importantly, it shows evidence of each student's grasp of the concepts combined with their own ideas!
Alysa's building developed from stacked geometric shapes. It is exciting to create something unique!

1 comment:

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

What a great post on printing and understanding how colors work together.

Your students did a wonderful job.
I love seeing Devon's concentration.