Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Color Wheels

I've been searching for a color wheel project that turned out to look like a work of art. Something that could, "hold its own" at the art show in May. I played around with this lesson and I'm happy to report that the results are just what I was looking for.

We started with our 3 circles on the paper (they had to be inside each other). Next, the kids divided the paper into 12 sections using any type of line they wanted. We walked through step-by-step painting each color (plus its tints and shades). The kids had to know where the colors went and if they had the correct color (there were about 10 color wheels hanging in the room). I was happy with what we ended up with!

The 8th graders learned about 2-point perspective when we created these cities. I walked through the steps to create the buildings, sidewalks, and windows. From there, the kids just had to choose a theme and take off! I've posted some that are hanging in the hallway right now!

Animals in Collage!

The 7th graders recently worked on their animal collages. The kids could choose any animal they wanted and collaged them with several different materials. They really turned out very nice! These are a few of my favs!