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take a piece of white paper and fold it in half 4 times so when you open it up
you have 16 rectangles in a 4x4 grid. Each student picks a color and gets
white paint and a brush. Paint the first rectangle white, add a drop of the
color & mix and paint the next rectangle, add a drop of the color & mix and
paint the next rectangle.... You get the picture ... the last rectangle should
be the starting color.
Give each student a small rectangle (the same size as the rectangles painted
last week). Design an original shape - I suggest starting with a shape they
know and then adapting it ... you can discuss geometric vs. organic..... They
then trace it on the 16 painted rectangles and cut them out. They should
arrange them on a solid colored background paper (black is good) in the
correct order, in a flowing line using the whole space, and glue them down.
Kids love mixing and painting & solid concepts are covered in a short time.
:) Laura Allan
In a message dated 2/28/99 7:10:08 PM Central Standard Time,
<< First off -- thanks for the idea to write "NOISE" on the chalkboard
Thanks for the quick lessons for lower ele that we can use in Spring art
ANY great quick lessons for 6th graders who are just too cool and street wise
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