We are a group of families living in Qatar and learning at home who come together to celebrate our diverse world.

Color Our World

We were inspired to color our world today.

This was the first of eight classes on the basics of art.

The children attending the class learned about the Color wheel otherwise known as the Chromatic circle.  Using primary colors they learned about secondary and tertiary colors and how to create them.

We learned a bit about the history of the wheel and why it was made along with artists who use it today in commercial art and those from our past in their works.

Then to practice the skills they learned Helen, our instructor, a designer and architect from France, showed us a swatch for 20 seconds.  It was then our job to recreate that color from memory.  What a fun exercise and the kids were really good at it.

For fun, we painted with primary colors using a new technique.  The paint is inside the egg.  Each child received approximately 6 eggs, so many blue, red and yellow.  They then threw the eggs filled with paint at their paper to create their works of art.

The eggs didn’t want to break on the grass.

So they threw them a little harder.

Here’s a finished piece with egg shell.  We took that off and let them dry.

Here’s another work of art.  There were eight children that participated in the class.

Next weeks class is on line and perspective.  That sounds interesting too.

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