We looked today at the idea of mood and opened our online session with a good discussion on COLOUR / MOOD / TEMPERATURE…
We remembered the work with the COLOUR WHEEL and the sorts of colours we made by mixing primary colours together. We thought about whether these were HOT / WARM or COLD colours. Some thought YELLOW as a ‘JUST RIGHT’ colour… so not too hot and not too cold.
Some great descriptions were offered and then we spoke about the sorts of moods we might experience. BAD, GOOD, CRABBY, HUFFY, FISHY (Hiding something..) and we thought of times when we might feel grumpy, frustrated, angry (when things don’t go right; when they can’t get winning at the computer games) and when we were happy and feeling peaceful (some said hugging their sister made them happy; doing art at school made them feel good; family days out).
Keigan talked about when you have work that goes better in your head than it does on the page and how frustrating that was.
I asked the children to match a colour or colours to moods and then using a traced drawing of their hands, they could make one hand a happy, positive mood and the other hand a bad, negative mood.. the results were stunning…
Wonderful how the finger tips have changed colour with the mood!
On the theme of COLOUR SCHEMES I wanted to show the children a picture made by a DUTCH artist called REMBRANDT van RIJN (1606 – 1669. He made many self portraits over his life and this was made at the end of his life. We had a discussion about the painting and the colours used.
This painting is on loan to the Ulster Museum, in Belfast at the moment, from the National Gallery in London.
The children had varying responses to the picture:
“He is enjoying painting himself”
“He is proud of himself”
‘He’s a good poser”
“He’s cross”, “He looks sad”.
We talked about the colours and mood of the picture and and then I asked the children to create a sort of MOOD SELF PORTRAIT by just working with shape and colour. This time they were to try tissue and glue and COLLAGE the pieces onto the page.
Well done P3 what wonderful uplifting works you have created!