Art for Kids, The Hague

Drawing, painting and 3D art work

A colourful May

The month of May will be All about Colour.

We will work on two lessons this month starting with a lesson created by the Art of Education called “Color Wheel Fish.” The second lesson was created by Blick Art Materials called “Start with a Circle,” sample above.

Start with a Circle (art/math integration)


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Learning objective: Use colour to create balance and harmony in our art.

Skills development: Cutting, pasting, drawing, using symmetry and developing neat work habits.

We will divide simple coloured circles in half, a fourth, sixths or eighths, assemble the pieces on graphed paper to make geometric art. Students will number the grid and use it to create a symmetrical composition. This lesson can be as simple as arranging circles and semi-circles for younger children and more advanced students use smaller sectors to create geometric patterns in their art.

As parts of a circle overlap and interact with each other, the art becomes more complex, and so does the math. Intersecting lines form right, acute, and obtuse angles.

Color Wheel FishIMG_2589 - Version 2

Learning objective:

Use the primary colours to mix secondary and intermediate colours.

Drawing simple shapes within a rectangle, neat cutting and pasting.


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This entry was posted on April 29, 2015 by in Early childhood activities.
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