This week was all about developing our knowledge of colour mixing. We identified the primary colours, and then mixed two of them together to create a secondary colour. We recorded these in our sketchbooks in the form of a simple colour wheel, for future reference. Each group then went on to create a painting that showcased our new colour mixing skills!
Amber & Turquoise Class
Our Reception, Year 1 and 2 students created paintings of flowers. We mixed our own secondary colours and then used the primaries and secondaries (except for green) to paint flowers on our paper. We then moved on to green, and were challenged to mix lots of different kinds of green for the background by varying the proportions of blue and yellow that we used. Our paintings looked very vibrant!
Magenta & Violet Class
The Year 3 and 4 classes worked on creating a range of different versions of the secondary colours. We recorded the results of our colour mixing experiments in our sketchbooks, then painted an abstract portrait using two different groups of secondary colours. We’re going to add the features next week!
Maroon & Emerald Class
Our Year 5 and 6 artists recorded some different versions of secondary colours in their sketchbooks and then worked on a variegated background, gradually changing one primary colour into another by adding small amounts of colour at a time. We got some great results and will be using them next week in a collage activity.