Rainbow Colored Umbrella

Bridge and Kindergarten spent this week in the art room and learned about the color wheel, colors of the rainbow and warm and cool colors. There are many ways to teach children about color theory, but I liked this idea found on Pinterest. http://tinyartroom.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/color-wheel-umbrellas/ Students were asked to create a picture of someone holding an umbrella. They were provided with an umbrella shaped tracing divided into eight triangular sections. They were asked to paint each section a different color. We discussed complimentary colors and opposing colors. Once their umbrellas were completed they were given a yellow piece of construction paper to make a rain jacket and another color to make a rain boot. I demonstrated with my own umbrella that some of the body would be hidden by the umbrella and they would only be able to see the lower half of the body. This is typically a difficult concept for younger children to grasp so it helped to give them a live demonstration. They also had to paint a rainy background with dots of ‘cool colored’ paint. Rain boots, jackets and umbrellas were then glued on to their rainy backgrounds. A great start to Bridge and Kindergarten’s year in the art room 🙂

Eli D

Eli D

 

Wyatt L.

Wyatt L.

Katelyn L.

Katelyn L.

Ireland V.

Ireland V.

Sadie H.

Sadie H.

Sammy F.

Sammy F.

Jack C.

Jack C.

Lance W.

Lance W.

Josh B.

Josh B.

Murphy S.

Murphy S.

Aaron S.

Aaron S.

Cash P.

Cash P.

Erica B.

Erica B.

 

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
Gallery | This entry was posted in Art Work, Bridge Art Work, Kindergarten Art Work and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Rainbow Colored Umbrella

  1. Joyce says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for the posts!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s