And THEN we played with color!!!! What fun was that? First, color wheels. Spiced up the typical color wheel lessons by using magazine cut-out mosaics to create the colors (Thanks to the awesome classroom staff person with awesome ideas and awesome artistic talent. Did I mention awesome?). Then a review of ROY G. BIV, and some color schemes--monochromatic, analogous, complementary, triad, gray scale, and black-n-white.
Using some abstract blackline coloring pages I had, the students divided each into four sections, picked four color schemes and colored like crazy. I'm quite tickled at the quality of their work. They worked hard, they enjoyed themselves, they were proud, and they complimented the work of others. I don't know how real art teachers feel, but I'm thinking this went pretty well!
Below is a collage. Click here for a closer look.