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Art Book Page 5: Neutral Colors

Art Book Page 5: Neutral Colors
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This is an introduction to the neutral colors – black, brown, gray & white.

What You Need:

  • Tempera paint (brown, black, white)
  • Brushes
  • Water and containers
  • Paper plates
  • Glue
  • Neutral Colors handout
  • Heavy drawing paper (Sulphite) 9″×12″
  • 12″ x 18″ colored construction paper for the book page
  • Plush animals in neutral colors (optional)

What You Do:

Neutral colors are muted or softened colors. Examples of neutral colors include beige, taupe, gray, cream, brown, black, and white. Neutral colors look nice with primary and secondary colors.

Talk about neutral colors with your students and discuss how most animals feature neutral colors.

Tell students that today they are going to paint a picture of an animal using only neutral colors. Also explain that one of the neutral colors will be a gray that they mix themselves…

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Go to Page Six (Texture Bugs)

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