Kindergarten Hearts

Remember our Kindergarten color mixing project from a couple of weeks ago?

This week we did a little tracing, cutting, paper punching, and lacing to turn those beautiful painted plates into heart necklaces.  Kinders had a blast doing some creative yarn lacing around their hearts, and they rocked the paper punches – their little hand muscles have really gotten strong!

I Can Goals: identify primary and secondary colors; use paper punches and yarn to lace a heart.

Kinders Explore COLOR

Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.

They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!

Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.

 

Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple.  We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!

 

We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.

 

Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!

 

Two More…

Almost forgot about these little beauties!  First grade artists explored PATTERN as they created these sweet pattern owls.

IMG_8584 IMG_8923 IMG_8933 IMG_8947

Second graders reviewed primary and secondary colors and fine tuned their color mixing skills as they mixed green, purple, orange, and brown to create gorgeous ears of fall Indian corn.

IMG_8542 IMG_8541 IMG_8629 IMG_8655 IMG_8654 IMG_8651

See more of these projects at our on-line art gallery, ARTSONIA.

First Grade Color Fun

First grade artists have been playing around with color!  They recently learned about primary and secondary colors and did a little “non-messy” color mixing by rubbing over paint that had been covered with plastic wrap.  They were excited to see the colors change from red, yellow, and blue to purple, green and orange as they squished the paint under the plastic wrap.

We read a perfect book to tie in to our color mixing – “Monsters Love Colors” by Mike Austin – all about monsters (and first graders!) who love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance and wiggle!

aclk

 

After mixing our colors on paper plates, we peeled back the plastic wrap to reveal our beautiful colors.  Even our wastebasket looked colorful.

IMG_4588 IMG_4589

First graders finished their color class by designing their own “color wheel turtle” to take home.

IMG_4587 IMG_4590 IMG_4591

 

And while we’re talking color…take a minute to explore this fun link about color from NPR….their introduction says it is a weird little lesson in color, and it is indeed!

 

Kindergarten Secondary Pumpkins

IMG_1388

Kindergarten artists are learning about Primary and Secondary colors. Students were given play dough in Primary colors and found out that Primary colors can mix together to form new colors we call Secondary colors. Students then drew pumpkins on paper and were given paint in Primary colors. They mixed the yellow and red paint on the paper to make orange for their pumpkins. They mixed yellow and blue on their paper to make green for their leaves. After the pumpkins dried, they cut them out and glued them on purple paper. All three secondary colors are represented on their final project; orange, green and purple. Way to go Kindergarteners! Your pumpkins turned out great.

IMG_1339IMG_1337IMG_1336IMG_1334

IMG_1385

See more cute pumpkins at our ARTSONIA Art Gallery!

 

Colorful Peacocks

Fourth Grade artists have been working hard to finish up these gorgeous peacock drawings.  After reviewing color families such as primary, secondary, and warm/cool combinations, they added color with oil pastel and carefully blended the feathers, adding a bright green background to finish their masterpieces.  Aren’t their peacocks amazing?

IMG_2096 IMG_2097 IMG_2098 IMG_2099 IMG_2116 IMG_2117

 

See more peacocks at ARTSONIA!

Back by Popular Demand – Warm Wanda and Cool Cal

First Grade artists have been learning all about color this month – primary colors, rainbow order, and mixing secondary colors.  This week we wrapped up with a visit from Warm Wanda and Cool Cal – coloring these critters helped us learn about warm and cool colors.  The best part – Wanda and Cal puppets to take home!

I don’t repeat too many art projects – but this one is always so enjoyed by my first grade crew that I have to do it.  And I get a kick out of the way this stays with my students – even my 5th graders refer to the warm and cool colors as Wanda and Cal!