Okay, back to the lesson! I mention in the video that these students have just finished creating their paint tube sculptures. Here is what they did the previous art class:
Here's why this lesson is great to use during your evaluations: it provides a pre/post assessment; it is cross-curricular in that you can mention science, literacy, math and creative writing. It's highly engaging and FUN! Not to mention, the kids learn so stinkin' much.
Now...I only had a couple of kids finish the challenge....and I don't plan on returning to this lesson. I feel like it would start to get stale and redundant. BUT...I do foresee it being a great way to introduce multiple media. After all, its the 100 Color Challenge...so perhaps next up will be watercolor, color pencil, pencil with a value scale to wrap up the 100 squares.
Their papers are so stinkin' pretty.
As were their palettes!
I think this would be a GREAT teaching tool at the start of the year...or each time a new media was introduced. What a great reference sheet for the kids. I think this will have to be added to next year's sketchbooks.
My favorite part of this lesson was when the kids excitedly shared their color mixing recipes. This was a great opportunity for my principal to see the discovery and the interaction of my students.
I loved this lesson so much, I even sat down and worked on my own color mixing sheet!
I know I'm not the only one who has done this lesson...I'd love to hear from you and how you used this lesson in your art teacherin' world!