Last Friday, my third graders reviewed warm colors and used watercolors to bring out the sky of their fracture landscapes. The previous time we had introduced cool colors and talked about how they were most appropriate for the ground because the grass is green and it is cool in the shade.
This time, we talked about how warm colors were perfect for the sun but we didn’t want to get to crazy, because the sun needed to stand out. So having 5-6 colors within the warm family available, students had the choice of what 2-3 colors they would keep within their sun and the rest would be in the sky. The created a great scene with a feel of sunset over the horizon. It also emphasized and put stress on knowing the difference between cool and warm colors as well as where the horizon line is. Check it out.