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Another idea is for the students to collect color swatches from magazines;
in this case it would be analagous colors. Then they glue them onto a
small square forming an abstract design. Next they try to paint a copy of
the design, mixing colors as close to the original as possible. You might
also ask them to collect advertisements with analagous color
schemes--there's a lot of them!
I've done this with high school students as well as elementary. Younger
students are good at mixing as long as you demonstrate the technique of
mixing small amounts of the darker color into the lighter shades. Kids
really enjoy the excitement involved with discovering formulas for colors.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
fastedy (David Zimmerman)
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