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The next project is then doing some kind of painting, using the color mixing
* I have had them do an 'under the sea' painting where they have to
(1) have something overlap
(2) have something 'fall off the paper'
(3) fill the paper.
We draw first with chalk. I usually have them all start with black to outline
everything. Next they paint the water (we discuss the concept of negative
space). Finally they get to mix their own colors to paint the rest ot the
* I have my 5th graders doing a Matisse-like still-life, drawn first with
chalk, using black outlines etc..
* I have another grade doing clown portraits showing mood by limiting the
color selection to cool or warm.
It seems to me any subject matter would work well to reinforce the color
mixing. I saw a kalideoscope project in an old Art & Activities magazine too,
I'd have to look for it to get more details.
:) Laura Allan