Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mixing Color with Kandinsky


I use this lesson with my older students (ages 3rd-6th) to practice color mixing and also to learn color theory. It's also great to introduce Wassily Kandinsky, patterns and rhythm. I use a square canvas and have them divide into nine square parts. We paint each square one of the following: (I only allow the students to use blue, red, yellow, black and white for mixing): primary colors, secondary colors, complementary colors, analogous colors, warm colors, cool colors, neutral colors, tint/shade of one color, and the last with colors of their choice. They have so much fun mixing and seeing the variations in color.


  1. Sounds like a great lesson. The results look wonderful!

  2. Hola te escribo desde América del Sur, específicamente de Chile, soy educadora de pre escolar y en mi trabajo constantemente uso el ARTE ya que es una filosofía de vida para mi, tu blog es maravilloso hay tantas cosas bellas y te cuento que nosotros también hacemos cosas muy lindas, desde muy pequeñitos los motivamos con el arte, te agradezco que me envíes correos, lo único triste es que en mi país no hay tantos materiales como los que ustedes muestran, muchas gracias, que tengas un gran día, Myrian Salinas

  3. This does look like a great lesson, Kandisky is one of my favorite artists, great to see the work of your kids...


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