Monday, December 15, 2008

Cranberry Thanksgiving Art

One fun activity we did during our FIAR study of the book, Cranberry Thanksgiving by Harry Devlin, was to experiment with warm and cool colors in our paintings, just as the illustrator does. As evening falls in the book, the hues and colors used in the sky change. We talked about this and they tried it ourselves.

We used warm colors (red, yellow, orange) to create a daytime sky.

Next we painted the same scene using cool colors (purple, blue, green) to create a nighttime sky.

I know it made an impression on the girls. We are now in mid-December and K (age 6) began using cool colors for her sky in a coloring yesterday to show that it was nighttime.


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