Abstract Color Mixing

Practice mixing tints and shades. Extend this lesson by including intermediate colors, tones, or various color schemes tailored to your curricular needs.

Friendship Circles

When we make art together we call it Collaborative Artwork. We will have fun working as a team to come up with color combinations and sometimes this isn’t going to be easy.

Flower Power

Start by discussing primary and secondary colors and ask students to distinguish between the two. You can also talk about color families and have them practice drawing spirals before starting on their project.

STEAM Compass Art

Let’s look at circles today. Do you see anything in this classroom that is a circle? Do you know the different ways circles are measured (circumference, radius, diameter, area)? You can also delve into art history and discuss Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Circles.

STEAM Tangram Animals

Notice the different geometric shapes in your set of tangrams. Which shapes can you name? What new shapes can you make with your set of tangrams?

STEAM Pendulum Painting

Start by discussing Newton’s 1st Law of Motion. Assemble the pendulum and ask students to predict what pattern it will make and what variables could affect it.

Tints and Shades

Discuss the difference between tints and shades. Have students practice making both by blending colors.

Starry Night

Have students look at the painting, “The Starry Night.” Notice how the stars and sky are swirly. What are the main colors in his painting?