Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 Third Grade Color Harmony Examples

Here are some third grade student examples of the four color harmonies we studied this year.

The students cut out a view finder into the center of a 6" x 9" piece of newsprint.  Then, each student found a magazine image that was interesting to them.  Rather than drawing the entire picture, however, the students used their view finders to 'zoom in' on one especially interesting portion of the picture and drew only that.  Once the initial drawing was complete, the students then traced it three times so that they had four copies of the same drawing.

Next, the students wrote each of the four color harmonies we learned onto the back of one of the pictures... analogous, complementary, triadic, and monochromatic.  Then they chose the colors they would use to represent each of the harmonies.

Using their planned colors, the students watercolor painted each of the four pictures, then finally glued them all together onto a backing paper... sort of Andy Warhol style!

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