Circles of colored words

Inspired by Kandinsky circles, we paint some simple circles with watercolors using just the three primary colors, mixing them each other and painting very loosely circles of different sizes. Then we wrote in the circular lines some words, everything we could think about colors, or pieces of poems and songs, in English or in Italian language, even nonsense words! The purpose was just decorate the … [Read more...]

A Rainbow Umbrella!

With the Year 6-7 (Classi Prime) we continued our work on color theory, painting this “Rainbow Umbrella”. As in the color wheel we used acrylic or tempera colours, using only the three primary colours, Yellow, Magenta and Cyan. Draw a circle with a compass, draw the gores with a ruler and paint three gores with primary colours Mix the primary colors to obtain … [Read more...]

Ideas to work on the warm and cool colours

I was thinking about new ideas to propose to the students to work on the warm and cool colors. We use acrylic paints especially to learn how to use brushes and mix colors properly. Here are a few shapes to be used for these exercises: students can choose to use cool colours for the background and the warm for the figure or vice versa. … [Read more...]

The square color wheel!

Here a special color “wheel”, it is drawn freehand and colored with tempera colours on a square sheet. The students of year 6 colored their color wheel starting from the three Primary Colors, and completed it by mixing the primary colors to get the secondary and tertiary. draw the square color wheel starting from a central triangle draw every line … [Read more...]

Color Wheel – Printable worksheet (in Italian language!)

Dopo aver cercato nel web un Cerchio Cromatico in italiano da stampare e far colorare ai ragazzi, ho deciso di disegnarmelo perchè proprio non sono riuscita a trovarlo! Per colorare il cerchio con le matite colorate abbiamo usato solo i tre colori primari, sovrapponendoli per ottenere quelli secondari e terziari. Ecco il file in JPG per chi volesse utilizzarlo in classe! … [Read more...]

Hunting to the primary colours in your life

Some of my photographs, inspired by primary colours. Could be a funny and useful homework for students, like a treasure hunt! CYAN GIALLO MAGENTA … [Read more...]

Working with complementary colors

A simple exercise inspired by the shapes of Matisse to learn about complementary colors. Prepare a 5x5cm grid and then you draw freeform shapes, coloring with alternating complementary colors.   … [Read more...]

Written with the Rainbow

On watercolor paper you can write with the water and drop the colours with the eyedropper. I used colored inks, but you can also use liquid watercolors.   … [Read more...]

Fotografia: English Red

Some details in "red": London at once sumptuous and humble ... … [Read more...]

Sentences in complementary colors

We have created a painting inspired by the works of Paul Klee and Alighiero Boetti using letters of the alphabet as a pretext to create forms and spaces to be colored. I explained that the sentence choice does not have to be recognizable: it is not a "slogan" advertising that needs to be readable, but a mere pretext to create a grid of straight lines, oblique, curved, horizontal or vertical, to be … [Read more...]