Colour Art

Today we have been inspired by the amazing Ms Smith and a wonderful project she once told me about. The first thing we want you to do is to have a look at a short film that she made looking at how light affects colours and the way we see colours. A really simple way to think about this is the difference of how something looks when the lights are on and when the lights are off.

After watching the film can you think of 3 words that pop into your mind? What are these words? There are also four sounds, manmade, natural, bird and insect, listen back and see if you can identify them.

For today’s activity we are thinking about colour and the horizon. We are going to try and create our own colour pictures. To make her film Ms Smith used lots of colour squares, can you try and make your own? You could use sweet wrappers, celophane, coloured apper, bits of material, food wrappers or even just felt tips and pencil crayons – whatever you have to hand.

Start off by trying to make something like this:

Or you could think about making different towers or types of patterns with your colours like these:

If you enjoyed these activities then you could do some research into the artist Mark Rothko who has spent a lot of his career experimenting with different colours –

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-mark-rothko

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/mark-rothko-1875

https://www.arthistorykids.com/blog/2017/4/3/5-minute-art-ideas-mark-rothko-for-kids

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