2nd Grade Secondary Color Squares

The 2nd grade is learning about Ellsworth Kelly, who created Colors for a Large Wall.  This artwork shows 64 canvases placed together to make one artwork.  Students are learning about composition (how artwork is arranged), and how to mix the secondary colors. Here’s our color math:

  • Primary + Primary = Secondary
  • Red         + Blue        = ___________
  • Red         + Yellow    = ___________
  • Blue        + Yellow    = ___________

The Museum of Modern Art:  http://www.moma.org/interactives/destination/destination.htmlUntitled

We will mix the secondary colors and create a color composition like Ellsworth Kelly.