Thursday, March 24, 2011

Analogous Colors

Analogous Color Weaving

In reviewing analogous colors with my fourth graders, I decided to put a weaving twist with it.

1. review the color wheel
2. draw an organic shape in the middle of your paper
3. follow the contour of your first shape to draw other shapes around your first
4. use a Sharpie marker to trace over pencil lines
5. Paint the shape picture with an analogous color family (watercolor or tempera)

The following week:

1. use a black piece of 9x12 paper to make a loom
2. cut your existing painting into strips (a ruler width is a good size)
3. weave your painting through the black paper. there should be 3-4 strips left.
4. glue your artwork onto a paper from the same color family
5. use the leftover strips from your painting to decorate the edge


Fine Lines said...

I have a day off today and stumbled on your blog. What fun ideas!!! I especially like the Op art piece fastened with the brad. I'll have to give that a try!

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

I love the idea of using weaving as a way to teach
analogues colors.

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