Saturday, August 29, 2015

1s Grade Rainbow Birds

Artwork by Ryleigh

First graders continued learning about how the primary colors mix to make the secondary colors and how the color wheel can be used to understand what the different pairs of primaries create.  They first used circle tracers to fit six circles in a line across a 6" x 18" strip of drawing paper.  Next, they used their own set of watercolor paints to paint the primaries in circles 1, 3, and 5, and the secondaries in the remaining circles.  They referenced the classroom color wheel to make sure the correct secondary was painted between the primaries used to make it.  In the first part of a second class, I showed them how they could turn their circles into birds facing forward, sideways, and up simply by adding simple shapes and lines.  I really liked some of the personal touches the students added to their birds!

Artwork by Lukas

Artwork by Sarah

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