April 25th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: The Elements of Art: Color by NGA

Elementary School Resource

The Elements of Art: Color by NGA

In this activity, students will be introduced to one of the basic elements of art—color—through an analysis of works of art by Monet, Matisse, and Kandinsky. Class discussion focused on these paintings will help students understand how artists use color to convey atmosphere and mood. They will then test their color expertise by completing a downloadable worksheet and coloring a photograph of Rouen Cathedral.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.VA.Cr3.1.1.a, and NAS.VA.Re9.1.2.a!

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