There are three theories about colour that are particularly useful when creating art – the theory of the colour wheel; of colour harmony; and of how colours are used. In this box, children will look at these concepts through Keith Haring’s bright dancing figures, through pouring paint with Helen Frankenthaler, and through a dot delirium with Kusama!
Why Creative Colour?
Harmony is the pleasing arrangement of parts, whether they be of music, poetry or colour! A harmonious colour scheme can be based on similar or opposite shades of colour. For example the colours of nature are rarely not harmonious, and some colours go well with those on the opposite side of the colour wheel (so -called complementary colours).
What's inside the box?
3 Art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions on how to start being independently creativity.
1 Leaflet of process ideas and LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.
What materials will I receive?
Primed canvas board
Watercolour paint tin
Any recommendations for related books or trips?
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring, Dial Books
Dancing Through Fields of Color: The Story of Helen Frankenthaler by Elizabeth Brown, Abrams Books
Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity by Sarah Suzuki, The Museum of Modern Art, New York