Grade 1 students recently completed Still Life Paintings using watercolor and black ink pens. The students were given a limited palette of yellow, blue and red and we talked about how to mix the colors to make secondary colors and brown. The artwork below was done by a student who explored mixing all four color combinations: orange, green, purple and brown.
I encouraged color mixing but did not require it--it was up to each student to make decisions on how they would use the watercolor to add color to their drawing/s.
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California Visual Art Standards:
2.2 Mix secondary colors from primary colors and describe the process.
2.6 Draw or paint a still life, using secondary colors.
2.8 Create artwork based on observations of actual objects and everyday scenes.