This project has changed over time
and grown into one of my favorites. I started with initials, moved
to random illustrations that classroom artists selected and finally
settled upon famous masterpieces. I always
like a way to slip a little Art History into a lesson!
A famous masterpiece is first reproduced
in a circle that is divided into pie wedges. These wedges are to
be painted in six color schemes choosing from Primary,
Secondary, Intermediate, Analogous, Complementary, Cool, Warm, and
Monochromatic colors. The challenge is that I only
givev Primary colors plus black and white. For this activity
you must create all other colors needed in the painting. It
is a great creative and learning experience.
2000, revised 2012 by Phillip Martin
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