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.