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Re: Question on Teaching Color Mixing:sidnie


From: Madeline Fersko (maddy74_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 17 2004 - 18:12:51 PST

...Thanks for your advice:) This technique is intriguuing...I supose it
follows the adage 'out of necessity comes invention"


>From: "Sidnie Miller" <>
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
>Subject: Re: Question on Teaching Color Mixing
>Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 12:37:54 -0800
>I have them go through stock color mixing--12 colors, tints, shades,
>complements. I never give them anything but primaries and black and
>white. For advanced art I throw in burnt umber because I do an
>assignment with self portraits done first in values with water and
>umber--then washes of colors. Out of necessity they learn about color
>and how to mix because they never get any other colors to play with.
> >>> 11/16/2004 8:58:44 PM >>>
>One thing I've always found to be both complicated and challenging is
>paint colors in oil or acrylic painting. As a professional artist as
>well as
>educator the ability to properly mix paints to create desired tones and
>colors is highly important.
>Im curious if anyone has any ideas or lessons they may have used before
>offering insight into how to teach high school or middle school level
>students about color mixing and color recipes etc for painting?