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Re: [teacherartexchange] Color Theory Videos


From: Holmgren (holmgren_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 30 2005 - 19:09:55 PST

I have only viewed the Color video you are mentioning, and I think it is
just excellent. I use it with my third graders after we have done a color
mixing project. It gives a different viewpoint on color--in a very creative
way. And an excellent portrayal of an artist (Roberto GildeMondes.??)
creating a painting--showing his thinking process as he is working. I love
how he discusses how he gets his idea for the painting--how he corrects
mistakes as he is working--and sometimes changes his mind and changes parts
of the painting.... After showing that video, I have the students do a
painting of a subject of their choice--sometimes I have them choose a
particular emotion to express--but with a focus on using their color mixing
knowledge. They create some fascinating paintings. I have them do a short
writing piece about their paintings--describing the colors, what their
painting is about, the emotion, etc. The sharing/critique time we have later
is quite interesting. Anyway--I borrowed the video and liked it so much that
I purchased it with my budget money the next year. Don't know why I
haven't explored the other videos, I would guess they, too, are good.

Mary H.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sheri Fried" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Color Theory Videos

>A series of art videos that I love are the Behind The
> Scenes videos, hosted by Penn and Teller.
> These are geared to elementary. Subjects include:
> Line, Color, Balance, Framing, ...
> They are enjoyable and informative.
> I also use the Doodle series. These are fun for the
> K-3 set.
> Sheri
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