Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Color Mixing Acrylic Paint - Elementary Art

It is all about the COLOR! I didn't start painting until I was in college, which left me scrambling to learn the basics. I love the fact that I get to explore color with young children. With this project I did the following:
1) On a plate I gave the students (K-5 classes) all three primary acrylic colors, and the three mixtures to make up the secondary colors.
2) Each table had a pile of Q-tips to mix up their secondary colors.
3) They used those  Q-tips to apply their colors in a rainbow-like pattern.
4) I allowed the kids to choose whatever kind of patter they wanted, I just asked that they painted patterns and not a scene or mix all the colors together on the page.