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Friday Art: Basic Color Theory

I have this book, Collage Lab by Bee Shay, which is an invaluable resource for my mixed media explorations and experimentations. What’s even more fun is that I can do the experiments with Mica and Rinoa. It’s never too early to train them to push the boundaries of their creative expression.

I’m starting them with color theory. Last Friday, we each did a color wheel and a simple experiment to explore color relationships.

I find that this is also a good exercise to get them comfortable with handling a brush – and of course, with mixing colors.

The left half is part of Rinoa’s color wheel and the right half is part of Mica’s. On the outermost right are sample swatches we did to study color relationships – like how surrounding colors affect a focal color.

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