In my 9 - 12 year old art class, students have been learning about the color wheel, color temperatures, analogous color schemes and creating contrast. We decided to apply the lesson in a big way. We painted the long table of Cloud 9’s downstairs studio!
Each student was given a section of the table to paint in various shades of one specific color: yellow, orange, red, purple, blue and green. First they had to mix various shades of their given color.
After mixing their shades, each student painted floral shapes on their section of the table.
The idea was to paint flower shapes with different values in the same hue. Everyone approached their floral painting differently. Some finger painted, some used literal shapes, some swirled their brushes.
We then let the table dry.
The following week, we added contrast with accents of black.
The following week we painted two protective coats of acrylic clear coat.
The table turned out beautifully! Another masterpiece at Cloud 9! Kudos to all the young artists who embraced this lesson on color theory!