Thursday, October 21, 2010

Line Variety and Primary colors

By Samantha B. WES

By Benjamin M. WES

By Michael H. WES

In this lesson about line, first graders at both BMS and WES learned about line variety.  The previous lesson we focused on vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines. Students discussed different types of lines and drew them on the Smartboard (BMS) or used a pipe cleaner (WES) to create the different types of line as a group.  We then began a painting using all of the types of lines we discussed (zig-zag, curly, swirls, straight, wavy, etc.) We used black tempera paint and 10"x10" paper and painted our different kinds of line.  Once the paintings were dry, we added color.  First graders discussed primary colors.  We then added primary colors to our paintings.  Primary colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue. They are called primary colors because they cannot be created by mixing other colors. Primary colors form the basis for color theory or color mixing, as using these three colors it's possible to mix most other colors. Our paintings came out fantastic!

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