Online Art School
Produce a series of black outlines by combining a variety
of black lines on a piece of artpaper. Paint thick lines and thin,
zig-zag lines and curves, spirals and diagonals, as well vertical
and horizontal lines.
Join the lines to each other and to the edge of the paper
to create a lot of closed shapes.
a large colour wheel with the class. Discuss 'Roy-g-biv' – Red,
Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo & Violet and the gradations
of colour from red to orange, blue to purple etc.
Discussion - Point out that the Primary Colours - Red, Blue
and Yellow. These are colours that cannot be made by mixing any
colours together. Next point out the Secondary Colours ( Purple,
Green and Orange). These are colours that are made by mixing 2
primary colours together. How do you think the name secondary
Demonstrate -that you can achieve different hues by varying
the amount of the two colours you mix together e.g. you can make
a yellow-orange by taking red and adding small amounts of yellow
to it. The same applies to all the other secondary colours.
Challenge the students to create a piece of artwork
that shows a lot of the gradations of colour between each primary
and secondary colour e.g. start with yellow then gradually added
small amounts of red to it so that the students see the steady
change in colour.
Students fill the closed shapes with gradations of colour
and wait for it to dry.
Once dry, outline the shapes in black then evaluate
the process and results with the students.
Display artworks in a prominant place to show how 'arty'
your students can be :)