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Aug 29, 2012

Art 101

Learning About Colors

To start simple we learned about primary colors and how to make secondary colors out of primary colors with tempura paint.
Then we learned about how colors change when adding white and black. Of course the boys picked out blue.
 First we started with five bowls each with one drop of blue paint.

Then I let the boys take turns adding white and black to the bowls. Bowl number 1 Jr. added two drops of white, number 2 added one drop of white, number 3 just the blue, number 4 one drop of black, number 5 two drops of black. The reason we added black instead of various amounts of white was because I was low on white paint.

 Then the boys went to work.
 Jr's completed work.

 The Engineer's did a great job for his first time using tempura and not water color or finger paints.
 Then we took four bowls of clean water and washed out our brushes between switching colors then compared how the water looks after washing out the light to dark paint brushes.
Last we compared those water bowls to their color shade sheets.
It was really simple but still so fun.

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