This math-related art lesson focuses on creating secondary colors from primary colors and incorporates symmetry, patterning, and repetition.
Students explore mixing two primary colors to create secondary colors and are invited to create as many hues as possible. The addition of white and black to the palette can extend the color theory lesson to include creating tints and shades.
This is a simple art lesson that teaches basic information about color-mixing
and gives students the opportunity to explore painting techniques and apply basic geometry concepts.
Add a lesson on Pop Art to further extend the lesson.
The lesson includes the following:
- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- suggestions for related read-aloud books
- directions for art-making
- ideas for varying the lesson
- suggestions for connecting to other areas of the curriculum
- suggestions for writing and art appreciation extensions
- a printable color wheel
- a page of Pop Art information
- an ‘art reflection’ student worksheet
These comprehensive lessons are designed to teach art appreciation, art technique, and art analysis, and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
Because I teach in California, each lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
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This lesson is bundled in Art Lessons With Hearts,
along with three other art lessons:
Warm and Cool Textured Hearts
Warm and Cool Pop Art Hearts
Related art lessons:
- a variation on Zentangle drawing
Art Lessons with Patterns
- math integrated art lessons
More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Art Task Cards
- self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Start With Art
- five exploratory Art lessons with focus on elements of art
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
Artist Biographies for Kids
- informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
Language Arts Strategies with Art BUNDLE
- learn Language Arts skills through art observation and discussion
Free Art resources:
Making Time For Art
-- suggestions and ideas for integrating art in the classroom
Looking at Art with Kids
- using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.
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