Here are the results:
Complimentary Colours - Blue and Orange
Complimentary Colours - Purple and Yellow
Complimentary Colours - Green and Red
Monochromatic - Orange
Monochromatic - Blue
For the Grade 6's I made the study of colour schemes a much bigger project. The reason for this, is simply because Grade 6's focus for art this year is colour, whereas, Grade 5's focus is shape.
The Grade 6's learned about the following colour schemes: monochromatic, complimentary, tertiary (only secondary colours or only primary colours), and analogous (closest shades/tints of colour on colour wheel) colours. I began with having the students draw any picture they wanted on a big piece of paper, making sure they knew that there had to be detail in all areas of the paper. They then had to fold the paper into quadrants. Each quadrant was going to be a different colour scheme. I went through each quadrant slowly with the students so that they would truly understand the different colour schemes. This was the first of two projects worked on for exploring colour schemes.
Here are some results:
Here are some of those results:
My favourite project of the three are definitely the watercolour paintings! It was a great project to help students grow in their skills of mixing and blending colours with watercolour paints. I am excited to brighten the art room with these paintings!
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