Thursday, September 23, 2010
LE: Kandinsky's Color Study
Color Study of Squares as an exercise on mixing color. Rather than having them paint any random color, I had students think of the painting as a math chart but instead of adding numbers, they were adding color. The first two circles within a square were two numbers that they were going to add together to equal the third circle. The third circle would be the "sum" of numbers 1 and 2. That way, if they forget how to make the color turquoise, they can look for that color in their chart and see that they used green and yellow to make that color. The background color was their choice. I drew the grids in advance and demonstrated how to add just the right amount of water to their paint since some students were struggling with that.