4th gr.-Abstract Circle Paintings

The fourth grade has been learning about abstract art with Georgia O’Keeffe.  Abstract art doesn’t realistically show people, places or things.  Here’s an abstract artwork called Orchard Tambourine, by Terry Frost.  Why would he give his artwork that title?


Students will learn eight color schemes: primary, secondary, warm, cool, neutral, complementary, tint, and shade.  They will learn how to mix all the color schemes and create an abstract artwork based on Frost’s Orchard Tambourine.  Student examples:

4 circles 2

4 circles

Here’s the rubric for this project.

O'Keeffe rubricHere are the eight color schemes that we will be painting.

color schemes


Want to learn more about color mixing? Click the image below.


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