Learning to identify warm and cool colors in nature, and reflecting on how warm and cool mixed together create a neutral temperature both in temperature students can feel, and in color they can see.
Identifying and mixing all the colors of the rainbow with food coloring and water.
Creating collages with translucent and opaque materials, then using flashlights to shine light through the artwork and discussing the opacity of the materials.
Students will study the Scrovegni Chapel by Giotto. The chapel walls are painted with illustrations of Christian stories. After discussing how images can be used to tell stories, students will discuss the process of creating tempera paint. They will use their paint to create a set of images that tell a story.
After reading Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward, children will discuss nesting habits of birds and using creative play to construct nests of their own. They will use natural and found materials.
Painting in the style of Jackson Pollock
After learning about Jackson Pollock and action painting, students will use movement to create art. students will work on color recognition and color mixing to create their own palettes to use for action painting. They will then paint by dripping paint onto a canvas from high above, Students will repeat the process with colored scarves to improve tactile learning.