Yesterday we worked on picture studies of Kandinsky's "A Study in Color" and also talked about the six elements of design.
When we do picture studies, I usually pull up the piece of art from the AllPosters.com website.
Above you see All Posters.com's reproduction of this painting. Usually I print the website screen to a PDF file, open the PDF file in Mac's "Preview" software (similar to Adobe), take a screen "grab" and print the selection on our color printer. This way each of my Academy kids can have a copy to paste into their workbook.
Next, we work on copying the work of art. For this Kandinsky painting, we used water colors. Before the kids began painting, we talked about color. Then, as the kids painted, I read some of our TOG history readings aloud.
Their finished products are below.
Hope's Study in Color
Lane's Study in Color
Sydney's Study in Color