Tuesday, November 17, 2015

From the Art Docent: Complimentary Colors

Second Grade Art Class
Mixing Paint and Complimentary Colors

The assignment was to draw a border (so paint doesn't go right to the edge--saves on clean up) and trace their hands as many times as they'd like. Then, I had the kids mix primary colors, blue and yellow, to make the secondary color, green. The hands were to be decorated with the primary and complimentary color, red. That's it, the rest was left up to creativity.

The kids were so excited about mixing colors that many explored on their own. I encouraged the journey! This is where kids can dabble with the media, see what patterns the brushes make, and if they heard the lecture, maybe a little of it soaked in. The artwork turned out beautifully.