Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Teaching About Warm and Cold Colors

My PTA art mom taught this lesson for me. She started by showing the kids different paintings where warm and cold colors were used. Then she read some children's books that discuss warm and cold colors or just had pictures that showed the colors. Then she gave them each a box of oil pastels and told them that blue, green, and purple were their cold colors; red, yellow, and orange were the warm colors. They then had to create a picture where one part used warm colors and the other used cold colors. It was a great lesson and the kids had an awesome time! I was really impressed by their pictures.

1 comment:

  1. What picture books did she use? It would be for a Grade two classroom.