A Splash of Color

By Leigh Roche, posted on Feb 9, 2023

In this lesson, second-graders explored the processes, intentions, and ideas of Color Field painters during three class periods. Using Visual Thinking Strategies, we examined and discussed artworks by Color Field Painters, then watched a short documentary about Color Field abstraction. Students experimented with acrylic paint and water on small unprimed canvases, creating their own miniature Color Field paintings. The next class, students worked in small groups to experiment with Color Field painting techniques to create large paintings on canvas.

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