Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Week 17: Warm, Cool, Foreground, Background

This week with the  3rd and 4th graders I did a oil/chalk pastel project.  My instructions included explaining a bit about warm and cool colors and having them use those shades to make a make-believe landscape, utilizing foreground in one color range and a background in the other.

My examples were a warm sunset sky with cool foreground hills, or a night sky with warm foreground.  I had them use black paper for dramatic effect.

Many kids decided to be a bit more illustrative and draw other elements, but many ended up with some interesting abstract looking images.

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