I Teach monochromatic to 6th grade, in 7th we make the complete color wheel from primaries, analogous, intensity, tints, shades and complementery. In 8th we review all of that and have them compose their painting using triads, analogous or complements.
I think in 7th they are more receptive to learning the color theory than 8th grade. It is hard. They dont seem to put as much effort out, even the gifted students.
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Subject: [teacherartexchange] middle school color theory
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Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008, 6:36 PM
I was wondering if anyone had some advice on how far I should go with teaching
color thery to 8th grade students. In high school I have them do tints, shades,
tones and monochromatic,, complimentary, analougous, etc. I don't really
think this is appropriate for the younger students. What do you all think?