What is "The Green Art Box?" A collection of environmentally friendly kids' art projects that are; clever, imaginative and easy-to-create! Inspired by the reuse of common household recyclables! A handy resource for teachers, parents
PROJECT OVERVIEW: For kids 6+ This exercise is an educational way to learn about the color wheel. Further, kids will learn that there are many different shades of each color - thus, no 2 colors are exactly the same even though we classify them as "red" or "blue."
SUPPLY LIST: - scrap paper (magazines, wrapping paper, junk mail, empty packaging, coupons, etc) - stiff cardboard or cardstock (letter size) - hole punch - ruler - glue or glue stick - black pen/pencil
DIRECTIONS: 1) Use a large plastic lid to trace a large circle (using black pen) on your piece of card-stock.
2) Use a ruler and black pen to divide your circle into 6 uniform pie pieces (as shown in attached color wheel).
3) Label each section by color (this will get covered up by paper, just use as a guide). Set drawn out wheel aside.
4) Search through scrap papers (magazines, wrapping paper, junk mail, empty packaging, coupons, etc) to find samplings of the 6 colors on wheel (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). NOTE: you want many different shades of each color... the blue in blueberries is not the same as blue sky.
5) As you find samples of each color, hole punch out the swatches and glue onto the appropriate section on color wheel. Continue to "file" each color sample into the appropriate section on wheel until each color section is completely filled by dots.
6) When dry, label each color section around outer edge as "Reds" or "Blues" ... this shows that there are many variances within each color.
Draw a Sitting Dragon
*Here’s a tutorial for drawing a sitting dragon. A print friendly PDF may
be downloaded HERE.*
1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown....
8 months ago
Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Abstract Art: art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
Character: a printed or written letter or symbol.
Collage:a form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
Color: the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.
Color Wheel: a circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors.
Contrast: enhancement of the apparent brightness or clarity of a design provided by the juxtaposition of different colors or textures.
Creative: relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work.
Decoupage: the decoration of the surface of an object with paper cut-outs, which is then usu. varnished or lacquered.
Draw: produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks, esp. with a pen or pencil, on paper
Embellishment: a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive.
Font: a set of type of one particular face and size.
Pattern: a repeated decorative design.
Portrait: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, esp. one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
Primary Color: any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing (Red, Blue, Yellow).
Silhouette: the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background
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