Monday, September 10, 2012

Mixing color with paints

The week after the color wheels we worked on mixing colors with paint. Each class used different types of paint and we all painted on three kinds of papers....plain white paper, this thin sandwich wrapper paper that is like thick tracing paper and we ripped out pages of a book that was the printed version of the Nixon transcripts ;). I wanted them to experience how paint works differently on different paper surfaces. Most of them thought I was crazy ripping pages out of a book to paint on.

Depending on the grade level we either mixed secondary colors or secondary colors as well as making tints or mixed secondary colors and added textures.

I've spent many days now cutting up all of the papers so we can collage with them this week (we started doing that today- lots of fun!!). Thank you to the sweet moms who helped me with the cutting!!!

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