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Color Wheels & Theory

Play Doh Colorwheel Activity

Play Doh Colorwheel Activity

By on Feb 2, 2016 | 4 comments

This is a great way to teach the color-wheel for young children. I’m not sure where this lesson originated but my typewritten copy is by Lois Ann Lynn from Rosamond, UT. Thank you Lynn! Print out the Color Wheel Chart PDF and photocopy onto card stock. Each container of Play-Doh yields about 30 pieces (this is dependent on how big you make the balls. I would...

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Sketchbook Project #1: Creating Value

Sketchbook Project #1: Creating Value

By on Nov 4, 2015 | 6 comments

The Sketchbook Project is a record of how my sixth grade students used sketchbooks during their art class to record art information and create projects. Learn how I used sketchbooks instead of individual sheets of paper to teach art & creativity. Week One: The Beginning Today’s Project: Value Teaching color theory is an ongoing process. I never really got...

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Colorwheel Flowers Art Lesson

Colorwheel Flowers Art Lesson

By on Oct 21, 2014 | 1 comment

These happy flowers were a perfect introduction to art for my Kinders. Drawing with pastels, painting with puck tempera and creating dots, lines and patterns with black and white paint covered many art standard basics. Here’s what we did: Using a black oil pastel on large paper (18″ x 24″), Kinders drew a circle in the middle of the paper. Then,...

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Colorwheel Clowns

Colorwheel Clowns

By on Apr 17, 2014 | 1 comment

Second grade is perfect grade level to introduce primary and secondary color mixing plus creating tints. It’s the tint factor that creates the WOW in this painting lesson as it takes color mixing to a whole new level for seven and eight year olds. For this lesson you’ll need: 12″ x 18″ white sulphite/construction paper Liquid Tempera Paints...

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Activity Pack: Color Theory and Literature

Activity Pack: Color Theory and Literature

By on Feb 1, 2014 | 2 comments

In my attempt to respond to my most frequently requested materials, I am thrilled to announce the arrival of my newest genre: Art Activity Packs! There are quite a few of you out there who want so desperately to read a book to your students (or children) and offer a simple follow-up art activity. Notice how I said activity? In my mind, there is a distinction between...

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