Thursday, January 24, 2013
Warm and Cool Colors with 6th Grade
My 6th grade students recently learned about an artist from South Carolina, Drew Brophy. Drew Brophy is a an avid surfer and an artist. His art career took off when he started painting designs for surfboards. It is now possible to purchase a surfboard with one of his beautiful paintings printed on it! The students noticed how he often used warm colors in the sky to contrast with cool colors in the ocean. Then, the students made their own ocean paintings, using only warm colors in the sky, and only cool colors in the ocean to create contrast. The students learned that when you mix two cool colors, the new color you make is also cool. Also, when you mix two warm colors together, you get another warm color. I encouraged the students to mix colors for their paintings.