Valentine’s Day Preparations

Students have been using new visual arts materials as they prepare cards for loved ones on Valentine’s Day.

IMG_2409[1]They began with pastels and texturedIMG_2411[1] rubbing plates to create a pattern on their hearts, followed by food colouring washes using primary colours.

IMG_2489[1]This was a great chance to observe an interesting science fact.  Water and oil do not mix.  We noticed how the water in the food colouring resisted the oil in the pastels and allowed the initial texture rubbing to come through our work.

IMG_2413[1]We also revisited how secondary colours (purple, orange and green) are made as our primary colours (red, blue, yellow) in the food colouring  blended with one another.  One of stories we read that first introduced this idea was, White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker.

Later, some students turned these art pieces into cards for their loved ones.


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