I teach at the high school level and I use "Sharon's" edible colorwheel
lesson (which can be used for any level, really) for the "Beginning Art"
classes. They have a great time learning about mixing colors to create a
colorwheel! I have them work in groups of four and then they vote (they
can't vote for their own) for the one that is their favorite. Everyone gets
credit for doing it but the winners get an extra point. They especially
enjoy the last part when they finally get to eat the cookies/frostings!
It's a perfect introduction to color for all ages! Thanks goes to Sharon
for sharing that with all of us! :)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "chris massingill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 10:58 AM
Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] Color Theory
> do you have a copy of the worksheet that you use that
> I could see? I teach 5th & 6th, but as this is only
> our second year for elementary art in Arkansas, many
> of my 6th graders lack basic knowledge of color
> mixing, etc.
> --- Marybeth Bortzfield <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I have 3rd grade students create personal color
>> wheels as in Helen D. Hume's
>> book 'A Survival Kit for the Elementary/Middle
>> School Art Teacher'. I give
>> them a worksheet to check off the colors as they
>> create them by section,
>> Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary to keep track of
>> what shapes they have
>> painted in prior to assembling the wheel . They
>> have so much fun creating
>> the colors with only red, yellow and blue.
>> As a follow-up lesson we study Wassily Kandinsky's
>> work. I play all types
>> of music and they interpret the movement with black
>> paint. The following
>> week they use their color-mixing knowledge and fill
>> the canvas with color.
>> (While the music plays of course!) Afterwards, they
>> titled their paintings
>> and I display them in the hallway. The students
>> loved the lessons and the
>> results were wonderful.
>> P.S. Thank you to everyone who responded regarding
>> early finishers, I
>> appreciate all the helpful tips. I am glad to say
>> it is not a common
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