Visual Arts Stand Alone: Color Theory Update

Students learned about color theory and completed their checklist including primary colors, secondary colors, warm/cool colors, complementary colors, and tints/shades of a color.

They learned about tempera paint, watercolor paint, and tempera cakes and experimented with these materials in their process portfolios. The PYP visual arts learning outcome that they are working with is: (creating) identify, plan, and make specific choices of materials, tools, and processes. Therefore, students chose the materials and tools they wanted to design a weaving plate.

This week, they created their loom and are beginning to weave on their plates:

Visual Arts Stand Alone: Color Theory

In visual arts arts class this unit, Y3 students are working with the central idea: colors are used and interpreted in a variety of ways. They will be assessed on the visual arts learning outcome: (creating) identify, plan, and make specific choices of materials, tools, and processes. 

In Y3, students learn about primary colors, secondary colors, warm & cool colors, complementary colors, and shades & tints of colors as shown below:

Students have been learning about color theory by mixing primary color watercolor paints, tempera cakes, and tempera paints together. They have created their own color wheels using paint and colored circles.

This week, students began sketching on paper plates. They will be choosing watercolor paint, tempera cakes, or tempera point add color to their plates. They will also be choosing specific color schemes. Eventually, students will use these plates to create a loom and weave in a circular pattern using yarn.