Summer Enrichment: Color Theory/Painting Class

Hello! Hope you are enjoying your summer! Over here it’s going swimmingly! After a week off, it was time for summer enrichment! Though I am teaching a painting class, I figured color theory would be a fabulous pairing! So we’re off and running!

I have two groups of kids, ages 8-12, and no more than 13 in the group for 1.5 hours four days a week for two weeks. Got all that?

Here’s project number one! Presenting….(drum roll please)….Murano Glassware!


These beautiful vases are transparent so when light shines through, they almost glow. Place them close to each other and their color mixes; kinda like primary and secondary colors!

So the students drew their own glasswear on shelves.

Murano Glassware Color Mixing

Then added primary colors to them using watercolor. They were instructed to keep the areas where the glasswear overlapped unpainted for now.

Murano Glassware Color Mixing

Murano Glassware Color Mixing

And then on day two they painted the secondary colors where the two primary colors overlapped.

Murano Glassware Color Mixing

Murano Glassware Color Mixing

Murano Glassware Color Mixing


Murano Glassware Color Mixing

Ms. Luna

Murano Glassware Color Mixing
Kudos to my special guest 1st grader who made this painting!


About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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