First grade students learned about mixing primary colors to create the three secondary colors (orange, purple, and green). Each student mixed his/her own secondary colors and painted local newspapers to create collage materials to share with their classmates. The next week we looked at Romare Bearden's neighborhood collages and photos of colorful houses in Burlington's Old North End. The images inspired their final neighborhood collages. Click for larger images of these snowy scenes.
An example of one of Romare Bearden's neighborhood collages, The Block:
Ada Leaphart, Visual Art Teacher at the Integrated Arts Academy