After preparing our pumpkins, I demonstrated how to BLEND our warm colors to make the pumpkins LOOK REAL! The kids impressed me with how well they did with it! Check out their pictures below - click to enlarge.
1st Grade students started this project by taking a few notes in their sketchbooks on the COLOR WHEEL. Their project is focused around SECONDARY COLORS (orange, green, and purple) which are made by mixing two primary colors (red, yellow or blue). After learning about the color wheel, we did a practice drawing of a pumpkin! (check out a few examples below)
After our practice drawing, students penciled in their final layout on a larger paper. Then, red and yellow were mixed to make the orange for the pumpkins!
In the next class, students mixed red and blue to make PURPLE, along with yellow and blue to make GREEN! Grass detail was also added with a darker green as well!
Click on the pumpkins below to enlarge.
Click on the images below to enlarge to see students working on the last day of this project.
The final step for these projects was the DETAILS! Students added stars and a moon to create a night sky using cool colored construction paper crayons. Next, blades of grass were added with construction paper crayons and construction paper. Finally, a silly face was added using cut construction paper. The results definitely brighten up the hallway and will make you smile. Good job 1st grade! Check out all of the final results below.
After completing sketchbooks, and paintings inspired by THE DOT, it is time for all elementary classes to move on to their first individual project! All projects are inspired by the COLOR WHEEL. Each grade will complete a project inspired by a different color scheme.
Kindergarten - All colors :)
1st Grade - Secondary
2nd Grade - Complementary
3rd Grade - Warm/Cool
4th Grade - Monochromatic
5th Grade - Analogous
Mrs. Hongisto's class will be practicing types of lines to make a Mexican Serape! This serape will be completed with all colors, along with a variety of lines (straight, wavy, zig-zag, spiral), and cut fringe on the edges! I'm excited to start this project with my youngest artists soon!
Mrs. Ekberg's class will be focusing on SECONDARY COLORS, which are all of the hues that are creating by mixing the primary colors. These colors are orange, purple and green! Using those colors, a festive pumpkin scene will be created by mixing their own colors of paint! They have already started this project - check out their progress HERE.
Mrs. Dubord's class is assigned the color scheme of COMPLEMENTARY COLORS. Complementary colors are pairs of hues that are directly across from each other on the wheel, like purple and yellow for example. This class will be completing a paper-weaving project using a complementary combination as their base. Their progress can be seen HERE.
Students in Mrs. Eichmeier and Mrs. Veeser's classes will be learning about warm and cool colors. They will use this color scheme to create an illustration of a small grouping of pumpkins, with warm colors for the pumpkins, and cool colors in the background.
Mrs. Martin's class will be creating a tree silhouette with a MONOCHROMATIC COLOR scheme for the background. A monochromatic scheme using tints and shades of a single hue, like yellow for example.
Mr. LaBonte's class will be creating a circle weaving based on an ANALOGOUS COLOR scheme. Analogous colors are neighboring colors on the wheel. The start of this project can be seen here.