The summer enrichment class has been learning color theory along with proper painting techniques. This project grouped the colors that they learned about on the color wheel into two groups; warm and cool.
The students first drew their sunsets very ala Van Gogh with the swirls, and then were asked to think of the things that made them warm. When they mentioned the sun or fire, they were then asked if you were to draw fire or the sun, which colors would you use. They named red, orange and yellow.
Once they were given paint they were instructed to blend their colors since they now knew how.
We moved onto to cool colors. Same type of questioning. Then they were given their paints. When everything was all dry, they outlined it all with a permanent marker.
Great project to review techniques and learn color families!