Saturday, June 02, 2012

The Colour Wheel: A Spring Art Lesson

This week our parent volunteer did a spring art lesson which incorporated the colour wheel.

The mice are too cute!

First she read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
The book is about white mice who get into the paint, and discover colour mixing.

Students didn't make the mice version of the colour wheel- they made spring flowers!

Our art lesson began with the students cutting 6 pre-drawn petals from white paper.

They then spread the petals out in front of them.

First they had to paint one petal each using the primary colours: red, yellow, blue.


Then it was time to mix colours to create the secondary colours: orange, green, purple.


As their petals dried, they headed to another table to work on the background paper.
Using plastic forks and green paint, students made grass along the bottom of their page.

Then a stem was glued on.

And finally, the dried petals were added on, in the colour wheel order.
They turned out great, and will add cheerful spring colour to the room!
 I will post pictures of the bulletin board when it is up :)


Mrs. Cupcake said...

The flowers look super cute!! But their desks....!! lol :)
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Anita said...

Teri- This is in the art room, where there are full-sized tables covered with tablecloths. I'd never paint in my classroom :)

Chrissy said...

I'm your newest follower--- how have I not found you before today?!

I'm off to pin this lesson!

Liz Mccaw said...

Great idea I love that they did the primary colours first and them made the secondary colours. What fun!!! Thanks for sharing, I have added it to my ideas.

Liz :)

Kinder Teacher said...

I heart your ideas for colors! Thank you for sharing! P.S. I am a fellow blogger and I just became your newest follower!


I Heart My Kinder Kids

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