Hey, I made brown!
I have semi-opaque biggie cake tempera paints. In each set there is white, black, green, blue, red, and yellow. A student discovered how to make brown out of these colors and shared her excitement for her accomplishment with the rest of the class. "Hey, I made brown!" she shouted. Students gathered around the painting table to watch her make it again. She was so thrilled to have discovered this on her own. There is no doubt in my mind that this student understands color theory and will be able to apply it to a variety of self-directed projects.