Post #6: Studio 2: Painting

By: Abira


Element of Art: 

Colour: The colours that was used in this painting was, blue, yellow, red and green (blue mixed with yellow).

How to teach a lesson plan: 

We can teach children about the colour theory by simply allowing them to explore on their own.  We can do this by providing the children with the primary colours and allow them to explore on their own, on how to make secondary colours. I find that this method would be more efficient with young children because they enjoy hands on activities. After providing this opportunity, I would then talk to the children as a class and reveal to everyone about the various discoveries.

Importance of breaking things down into stages 

It is essential to break things down into stages, especially when your showing it to children because it would give them a better visual on where to start and would better clarify to them on what to do. When we were exploring the different primary colours that were available to us, we learned how to make different colours and shades of colour.

More Paintings


painting 1.png

This painting represents the sunset and the arrival of night. First, a large amount of yellow paint was spread on the paper using the palm. Then red paint was added and the side of the hand was used to blend the red and yellow paint to create orange. Blue was added last and was placed above the red. More blue was added to create a rich, dark pigment to best represent the night sky. Fingers were used to blend the blue and red. In doing so, a raised fingerprint texture appeared and gave the painting a personal touch.


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The Process of painting a landscape is simpler than it may seem. At first since Malak knows she is not an expert and makes mistakes,  she planned before a mental image in her head of how she wants it to look like. She knows and everyone painting should know it will not always look the way planned but it is fine because the mistakes you may make, can represent something else. For instance, when Malak was painting the fish, she originally wanted them small but with she made a “mistake”, it allowed her to create a bigger fish. It is important to teach learners to break down the process in order to plan ahead. It is also important to teach learners that mistakes are not mistakes. Malak outlined where she wanted the “top” and “bottom” of her painting to start and end.

Sarah Maggie

Painting 2

The painting was created by adding blue as the overall back ground then slowly adding red and yellow into the painting to give the variations of colors such as green and brown. The spots seen were fishes in the sea including using a scraper to give texture to the painting seen. Mixing colors provides young children with insight of the color wheel including how to make primary colors into secondary colors and vice versa through exploration and processes by giving small amounts of color at a time.


The process of painting a landscape was a bit difficult in reguards to making a night sky. To do this I used colours such as blue and purple. In the top of the painting darker colors were used to emphasize the true reality of the night sky. Realistically the night sky appears darker on the top but as it goes down it becomes lighter. Knowing this fact allowed the artist to contrast  lighter colours at the bottom. To create this image the artist would use lighter blues. The difficulty was seen when painting over wet paint to create stars because the yellow paint would of mixed mixed with the blue creating a different color than the traditional yellow stars.


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