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Color Mixing with Kindergarten

Flowers by GabrielI love how K’s will intuitively paint a line of blue across the top of the paper for the sky, because the sky is above them! (They usually need to be taught to make the sky touch the ground. I save that lesson for later!) I like to start off our first color […]

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Create Your Own Color Wheel

Nothing teaches you as much about color mixing as creating your own color wheel! Here’s some helpful vocabulary and directions for creating a color wheel of your own: Primary colors – red, yellow and blue (colors that cannot be created by mixing other colors) Secondary colors – orange, green and violet (colors that are created […]

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Monet’s Ice Cream Sundae Party

1st Grade Ice Cream Sundae…don’t you just love kids’ art??! This is a FUN lesson in color mixing and mixing tints (a tint is any color plus white). I got this out of an old School Arts Magazine years ago and just simplified it a little. It’s a great opportunity to talk to kids about […]

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Echo Line Flowers

3rd Grade Flower Drawing This is a great lesson for teaching about warm and cool colors, patterns, and artists who painted flowers, like Georgia O’Keeffe and Vincent Van Gogh. 1. Have some visual references on hand that show a variety of flower shapes.2. On 9×12 paper, draw a flower with a stem and some leaves. […]

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