November 26, 2021 | Clara Buckley
Rivers Class children and teachers brought Autumn leaves to class, handled, noticed, and talked about them. One thing they noticed was color. There was brown, and then there was a different brown. There was one green, and a different kind of green. A leaf can be more than one color!
Could we mix together paint to match the colors from nature that we saw? It was a challenge.
After adding a color the paint needs to be mixed. Shaking hard makes the best color.
What does the color look like? What shall we call it?
The children named their new colors: strawberry red, pineapple yellow, lime green, and pumpkin orange.
After creating our colors the children tried them out in a large collaborative painting at the studio easel.
Some students covered large areas with color, while others experimented with brushstrokes, creating lines and shapes.
Everyone added their brushstrokes on top of each others’. Some painting partners even painted in the same place, noticing they could continue blending new colors, even on the paper.