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Back to School and Wild About Color!

The 2011-2012 school year has started, and we have jumped right in with some fun painting projects in K-3. Here is a sneak preview of what we’ve been working on, and I will write an in-depth post about each project coming soon. Fourth and fifth graders are still in progress.

What we’re working on…

Kindergarten-The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. We can draw lots of different kinds of lines.

First Grade-We can mix the primary colors to make the secondary colors. We can use a variety of lines to create patterns and textures.

Second Grade-We know how to create tints and shades of colors to acheive a variety of values. We understand how to use overlapping in our art.

Third Grade-We understand how the Color Wheel works, and we can use the primary colors to create the secondary and intermediate colors.

Fourth Grade-We can use complementary colors to create art with contrast. We can use contour lines and shading to create the illusion of 3-Dimensional form.

Fifth Grade-We can describe the difference between realism and abstract art. We can use a color scheme such as analogous colors in art. We can use symbols to add meaning to our art.

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