Connecting to our PYP Unit ‘Cycles in nature’ we took a pick into the life of colours on our beautiful classroom poster of a colour wheel designed by Johannes Itten. This was Grade 1 and children are small so to take off we simply did some skatches of winter and summer, connecting the colours to the seasons.
When the children understood which colours belongs to which group they were asked to cut 3 warm and 3 cool shapes out of scrap paper and glue them on a bigger white paper. Each table got a plate of gouache colours: red, blue, yellow and white for the light. By mixing them they painted some of their own shapes next to the glued ones. For finals they outlined them with black adding also some patterns here and there.
I found this lovely project at Small hands big art to whom I always turn to when stuck in uncertainty. A presto!