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Mark Making and Colour Mixing Inspired by Leonid Afremov

Mark Making and Colour Mixing Inspired by Leonid Afremov

The Consortium Staff

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Leonid Afremov

Afremov is a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils. He developed his own unique technique and style which is unmistakable and cannot be confused with other artists. Very colourful, modern and mood setting.

 

Learning Outcomes

Art

- Experimenting with colour mixing seeing what colours do when they mix and talking about the outcome.

- Learning about the weather and seasons - understanding the changes in colour and the effects it has on your mood etc.   

Resources

  • Plastic Spatulas
  • Paper 
  • Thick paint such as acrylic but readymix works too

Steps

  1.  Explain to your class that they are going to be learning about colour mixing.
  2. Ask them questions such as 'What do you think happens when certain colours mix?, Do these colours create a certain mood, how does this colour make you feel? what does it remind you of?' Etc. 
  3. Show the class Leonid Afremov's paintings, talk about how the colours compliment eachother and create a mood, again ask them how they feel. 
  4. Give the children a prepared pallett with all the primary colours (blue, red, yellow) and white. You can add the secondary colours if you like to make it easier, as well as a plastic spatula each. Get the children to use the spatula to paint on any pattern or shape they want (unless you have a class theme or are studying things such as the weather or a festivity, then go crazy!) 

Extensions Ideas

  • Fold a piece of card and paint on one side to make lovely colourful cards to take home for any occassion! 
  • You can also add mark making/mix colours with a stick 

Top Tip 

  • Don't be afraid to double dip, that's where the best colours come from! 

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