After our first class on the color wheel, I finally decided on the theme of our art class series. As we proceed through the classes, our lessons and projects will loosely follow the order in which God created the universe.
So, for our second class, we learned a couple things about light.
During our play-doh warm up time, we remembered the color wheel from last time. And because light contains all the colors, we made our own color wheels out of play-doh.
Start with two balls of play-doh in each primary color:
Break one of the balls in half and place each one on the sides of the larger ball of the same color.
Now comes the fun part. Talk about which colors mix to make new colors. And with each pair of small play-doh balls, start to mix them together to see what results.
Keep mixing until a uniform color is formed.
Like magic! Take a minute or two and play around with the new colors. Make something different out of all of the colors of the wheel.
The kids in art class LOVED this part of the lesson.
How fun to mix play-doh colors and not get in trouble for it!
After the warm up time was over, we set out to make kaleidoscopes with a project I found on the bkids blog. (That's a great source for artsy ideas!)
We used circles cut from self-laminating sheets. They are very stiff on one side and sticky on the other.
Our artists cut shapes from three different colors of tissue paper. Magenta, Blue, and Yellow. They stuck some of each color to their flimsy, sticky circle, and then had a grown-up cover the shapes with the "lid" piece of the laminating sheet. Make sure to leave plenty of blank space so the circles will stick together.
Depending on time and attention-span, your artist can make two or three circles to form the kaleidoscope. We made two each in our class. Make sure each circle has all three colors represented.
Cut a small hole in the center of each circle. We folded them slightly and cut with scissors. (Be careful!) Place a brad in the center, connecting your layers together.
As you hold up your kaleidoscope to the light, turn the circles to form new shapes and colors. As they overlap, you'll notice the came colors you formed while mixing play-doh!
A great way to study light through art.
(More details can be found on the bkids blog.)
Next week is Air and Water!
These 3 cuties just arrived from an anonymous crafter in Arkansas:
And 10 more came in from Denton:
That brings our total to:
linked to: THD