"I did math!" - Eliza, 3.10 years
Creating a three-step color with Win
[R to L]: Eliza's "Dark Pink"; Win's "Darker green"; Pierce's "Butter"; Eliza's "Light orange"; Pierce's "Spiderman Blue" and "Race car blue"; Christopher's "Blueberry blue" and "Crab yellow"
Expanding our concept of Color Mixing
"What's happening in the studio?" - multiple children
What do you see? What do you think could be happening there today?
"I see a light table." - Eliza, 3.10 years
"Maybe we can mix colors in light." - Henri, 4.1 years
**we anticipate much more work around Henri's suggestion that we were "mixing colors in light".
In fact, today's work in the studio was set up to offer a broader context for color mixing. There was a light table with trays of colorful, transparent materials in the primary colors as well as some secondary colors (pink, orange, green, purple, etc.). On a second table, there were materials for "tray mixing" with tempera paint.
Pierce paid very close attention to the effect that his layers were having on the color. He observed the green floppy disk and then layered red and blue on top of the yellow transparency. Upon closer examination, he noticed that it had made a shade of green. Pierce was thoughtful and intentional about the placement of his materials and then moved to the trays to experiment with the tempera paint.
Tray Mixing - Tempera Paint