“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr. Seuss
These lovely sunflowers were co-created by a group of students in our classroom. Using Van Gogh's 15 Sunflowers canvas as a reference, the children learning about the different colours and shades of yellow they required. They used white, brown, and yellow paint to create various hues of yellow for the "just right" Van Gogh inspired Sunflowers.
What a wonderful way to start the year! Introducing the concept a colour palette. Is this yellow? How do you know? How is it different or the same? Which shade describes how you feel?
As a member of the design and event industry, using hues is a fabulous way to had and teach detail. Early learners can be introduced to various palettes using and exposing them to co-creating a colour wheel together in an area of your class. Ask your students to bring in something yellow. The next day, using Pantone Colours Children's book allow them to "mess about" and sort their "beautiful yellow stuff".
This is an excellent opportunity for children to apply their curiosity with "loose parts".