Third grade has been spending a lot of time learning about color theory. This lesson, inspired by Vassily Kandinsky's Color Study: Squares with concentric circles. Except we dove a lot deeper.
If you stare concentrate on the dot int he above image for 30 seconds, then rest your eyes on a white wall or blank screen... you see... red white and blue!
I believe that the black and white switch is the best hint.
I explain to the students how the cones of our eyes are responsible for viewing color--and they send the message to our brain what color we are seeing. Our eyes become tired at looking at a color for too long--and the "green voice" gets weaker and weaker, allowing for the "red voice" to shine through !
We see color in relation to other colors.
The students painted the center and the background using complementary color combinations...then painted tints and shades of the center. Lastly, an analogous pairing. I explained what a study is in art--and this painting is fantastic practice in better understanding color and mixing paints!
|And how amazing they all look together. This display is 72" x 160"-- is makes for a huge WOW factor.|