Friday, November 11, 2005

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.


Blogger TedE said...

Are you no longer blogging??? I just found your blog!!! LOVE IT!!!

artfully yours, Ted E

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Victoria said...

I've just found your blog as well. I hope you will be able to continue. Your blog has a great theme. All too often, I think we as teachers forget to enjoy those good moments. For me, those are the moments that get me through the tough spots.

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Blogger Linda Armstrong said...

This is fantastic! I love the way you share "small" triumphs, which are really huge. Please, find time to continue.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniel Ludvigson

I had a similar experience with a group of kindergarden-1st graders. I taught them how to mix paint. I remember passively mixing colors, as I had done thousands upon thousands of time and hearing a rising OOOOHHHHHHH as I did it. I found myself baffled at their sheer delight, a good feeling.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Art Courses said...

It sounds so simple discovery, but for those who really knows how it feels to discover something on your own, this is the biggest achievement in their life that they would surely treasure forever

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Anonymous Essay Writing said...

Good to know that students understand color theory. I like your blog and it's good to see your blog again. Keep writing. Thanks.

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Blogger Libby said...

This is a great blog. Hopefully many parents of your students subscribe to it and see the great things your students do! Thanks for sharing!

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Blogger David Reyes said...

Very insightful, I'm glad I found this blog. I wanted to email you but I couldn't find an email on your blog.

Ive come to the conclusion that I want to get into teaching art(specifically for kids).

The problem is that I graduated with bachelors degree in media arts and animation. Just another way of saying computer animation.

Anyway I love art and have found myself doing caricatures from theme park to theme park and have lost interetest in 3d. Any help would be appreciated. You can email me at

thanks- David R

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