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Re: [teacherartexchange] Reinventing the (color) Wheel


Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 10:35:50 PDT

Interesting, Marvin. When we paint I put out cyan magenta and yellow, but the
students always ask for Red and don't like that wonderfully luminous secondary
red you get from blending magenta and yellow. They seem to be able to do
without blue tempera and are quite happy to mix their own greens, but they
MUST have their red. Red is always what they ask for in glazes, too.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 13:29:48 -0400
>From: Marvin Bartel <>
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] Reinventing the (color) Wheel
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>Recently, my third grade granddaughter phoned to ask me, "What colors do
you use to mix red?" I told her that this was a very good question. We had an
excellent discussion about experiments she could do to try to find the solution.
If you think it is not possible to make red from other colors, consider your ink
jet printer. Does it come with red ink? How does it print red?

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