Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Friendship Color Mixing


Creating A Classroom Community Through Art
Part 1


Red, yellow, and blue are great alone, but when you mix them you create something beautiful.  This is how lasting friendships are formed.  Two individuals coming together to create something beautiful - FRIENDSHIP.

The children pick a friend to work with and were given a large sheet of paper to decorate.


We used tempera paint (red, yellow, blue), flannel sheets, and plastic plates.

We diluted the paint with water to make it easier for it to pass through the flannel sheet.


The children then placed one hand in one of the primary colors, and made handprints on the table.

  • "What does the paint feel like on your hands?"
  • "What do you think will happen if you hold hands and mix your colors?"
  • "Can you create that color again?"
  • "How many different colors can you make?"
  • How can you make that color brighter?"


Holding Hands to Mix Colors

Color Mixing: Yellow + Blue = Green

Color Mixing: Red + Blue = Purple




One of the final art pieces.
This is a working piece of art that the children will continue to add to, and extend their ideas.


More to come very soon!