Warm & Cool Sunsets

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.

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Great project to review techniques and learn color families!

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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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