If you have a little one between the ages of 6-12 years old who is an aspiring Artist or aspiring Scientist, have I got a Unit Study for YOU! It is our first Art Unit Study!
I am thrilled to introduce you to the newest Family Unit Study all about the exciting world of colour. Are you looking for a hands-on, engaging unit that covers a variety of subjects? Then the “Exploring Colour” unit is just for you!
- the physics of colour,
- the anatomy of colour vision
- investigate the science behind rainbows and natural pigments
- Learn about colour theory and how to mix paint just like an artist
- Finally, take your knowledge of colour theory and create amazing works of art in the style of Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.
This unit study, like all of our ever-growing-library of unit studies, takes one big topic (Colour) and breaks it down into 10 manageable, bite-sized learning opportunities. This format allows you to dig deep into art and science of colour.
Perhaps you do one area per day, perhaps one per week. Whatever works for your family! You can learn and explore from start to finish in about 1-2 hours per bite-sized learning topic.
For this Exploring Colour Unit Study, we have broken the unit study up into the following 10 bite-sized learning topics. Each one includes everything you need for that topic – from a curated YouTube video, to information to read, to a “what’s happening” section, interesting fact, and an ultimate-can’t-be-beat Hands on Activity!
Ready to grab your copy? Get this Exploring Colour Unit Study right here! Need a bit more information? Keep reading!
Here are some of the Hands on Activities you and your little ones will be exploring within the Exploring Colour Unit Study:
Topic One: What is Colour?
What exactly is colour and how do we see it? Explore the physics of colour and learn about the special cells in our eyes that allow us to see different colours. Go on a colour scavenger hunt and create a colour collage of objects found in your home.
Topic Two: All About Rainbows
Can you touch a rainbow? Why or why not? Learn all about refraction of light and create your own rainbow using a glass, water, and sun from a window.
Topic Three: Pigments
Have you ever wondered, what gives paint it’s colour? We venture into the world of natural pigments and discover that colour is found naturally in so many different places. This topic has you exploring natural pigments and creating your own natural watercolours to paint with.
Topic Four: Primary Colours
Red, yellow and blue are the basic primary colours. What happens when we mix them together? Grab some paint, paper and try out a paint smash to learn about the secondary colours created when you mix primary colours together.
Topic Five: Piet Mondrian
Discover all about the great abstract artist Piet Mondrian and create a painting using his iconic style of bold lines and primary colours!
Topic Six: Colour Theory and the Colour Wheel
Learn the basics of colour theory and how to mix secondary and tertiary colours like a pro! Print the template, mix some paint, and create a colour wheel to display all 12 colours.
Topic Seven: Value
Explore the theory behind shades, tones and tints. Create your own gradient artwork as you learn to make a tint by adding white to a colour.
Topic Eight: Jackson Pollock
Take your newly found understanding of colour theory to an all new level and create your own masterpiece in the drippy, splattery style of Jackson Pollock.
Topic Nine: Warm and Cool Colours
Mix up some paint and create a Sun and Moon or Flower Garden mosaic highlighting the contrast between warm and cool colours.
Topic Ten: Andy Warhol
Learn all about the Pop Art Movement and explore the bright, vibrant colours used by artist Andy Warhol. Create your own masterpiece based on Warhol’s iconic Soup Can Art.
And there you have it! A peek into our Exploring Art Unit Study. I just know you are going to love it!
Any questions at all, please leave a comment below so I can help you.
Thank you so much for reading!