Term 2 Week 3- Warm and Cool Colours

This week, each class built on their colour mixing work from last week to investigate warm and cool colours. We looked at an example of a warm/cool colour wheel, and decided where to place various postcard images around it depending on their dominant colours. We mixed our secondary colours and recorded the colour groups in our sketchbooks, then created some warm and cool artwork. 

Amber & Turquoise Class

The Reception and Year 1 and 2 artists looked at the work of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. We created warm and cool abstract designs based on his painting ‘Circles’ (see photos). They looked great when we put them all together!

Magenta & Violet Class

The year 3 and 4 students started the lesson by adding facial features to last week’s work to finish our secondary colour portraits. We painted pictures of trees in our sketchbooks, using warm colours on one side and cool colours on the other. We then looked at the work of contemporary British artist Anthony Frost (see example of his work below), and produced our own warm and cool designs in response to his abstract paintings.

Maroon & Emerald Class

The year 5 and 6 artists used their variegated washes from last week to create colourful collages. We cut our paper into eight strips before swapping four of them with a partner who had used different colours. We arranged the strips onto a piece of card and glued them down. The end result was really effective! We then discussed the use of warm and cool colours, and mixed secondary and tertiary colours from our colour wheel to use in contrasting warm and cool images.

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