I have been kind of slack on updating this blog, but I'm hoping to get better! My photography blog and my classroom webpage take my attention away from here, even though this blog is my baby. I wanted to blog about teaching elementary art units across grade levels. Last year I tried this a few times, mostly for my sanity, but also to help manage time by using similar supplies across grades. I did an ancient art unit with k-5 last year and it was really fun. It was also quick and easy to change between classes because I could leave materials out on the tables and use similar examples and videos. This past rotation, I did a color theory unit k-5...using paint. My drying racks were full everyday, but I think it was really successful.
5th: Intermediate and analogous colors
4th: Complementary colors
3rd: Color wheels, primary and secondary colors [they made hot air balloon color wheels]
1st and 2nd: Color wheels, primary and secondary colors [they made turtle color wheels]
K: Primary colors and color wheels- we watched the OKGO primary colors video and read Mouse Paint
5th grade painted color wheels that included intermediate colors, and then they had to choose 4 analogous colors to create a collage with. Here are some finished collages.
4th grade created silhouette themed color wheels and learned about complementary [opposite] colors. They had to pick one main shape for the center and create smaller shapes that went along with their theme to put on the complementary colors.
3rd grade also reviewed mixing colors and learned how color wheels help show us how colors relate to each other. [sorry for the poor quality of this photo]