The second grade artists studied relationships between colors on the color wheel and how to mix their own colors. Using only the 3 primary colors (yellow, red, blue), students discovered many different colors as they tried mixing different combinations. The artists used dry cakes of tempera paint and mixed their own paints by adding water. They controlled the thickness of their paint by adding more or less water with their brushes and stirring. Any color other than red, yellow and blue was created by the artist. Some of the paintings in this gallery are made entirely out of invented colors. Nice job 2nd grade!
*Note: This is just a small sampling of paintings created in class.