Some of you might find this useful, and I find that it is crucial to write down good lesson plans. Being a computer addicted soul, what better way to write it than here?
My last Fridays lesson was about green.
Each color has a family. A large one too...Uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters, grandparents and many many others. And since they are all related they do look a lot alike, but still they are all different.
Dark green, light green? could be cousins.
Yellow-green and olive--could be mother and son.
blue-green and mud green --brothers?
The idea of the lesson was to find them all. Find as many as possible. First on a painting done by one of the Masters (Monet in this particular instance), then in a flower that I have growing nearby, and then on the paper. We used watercolors, since this is the medium I am best familiar with. I let the kids use my own paint and my own brushes, and thus the quality of the colors was as good as it gets. They were very happy about that, and have proven to be a very careful lot. I would not do it with all of my students, just these ones;)
And here are some of the pictures from the lesson.
We ended up drawing the jungles. Lots of green leaves of all shapes and sizes, colors and hues. At least as much as they could imagine.