"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Friday, January 16, 2009

Primary Secondary Overlapping Art

This week we used both primary and secondary colors for our creations.

We drew overlapping shapes onto our 11x14 wet media paper. You can make a template out of cardboard or cardstock as the book suggests, but we had some PlayDo cutters that worked just fine.

The boys painted the shapes, except the overlapping areas, in primary colors. They then mixed their own secondary colors and painted the appropriate overlaps with them.

I found some $1 tablecloths at Walmart to cover our homeschool table--so much easier than newspaper, even if it is not very durable. I should be able to get a few uses out of each one.


Cheryl said...

That boy of yours is quite a ham! Great artwork too!

Ms. Julie's Place said...

Thanks so much for sharing this with The Gallery. I am so excited about it's launch and am honored you chose to take part in it!
PS I use the $5 vinyl tablecloths from Walmart and they have lasted a really loooong time! They originally started as regular tablecloths for the dining room table and when they a little worn, into the art room they went and are still there! They also make good drop cloths for messy painting projects.