Art Education – Colour – Junior Grade

THE PUPILS in Form I, Junior Grade, should become familiar with the names of the six colour families—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, and should learn to classify different coloured materials or objects as belonging to one or another of these families. A sample of the standard colour should be set up somewhere in the. room, and all the colours that appear to belong to it should be grouped with it. Standard green is the greenest green that can be imagined, a green that suggests neither yellow nor blue and cannot be spoken of as either light green or dark green. The standard of any colour is that colour at its normal value and at full intensity.

A Colour Hunt is an instructive game that may be played with Form I, Junior Grade pupils. A coloured picture is hung up in front of the class, and the pupils point out all the different places in which each colour appears. A piece of many-coloured woven or printed fabric, or a bouquet of flowers may take the place of the picture.

A sequence of lessons on Colour is given in Form I, Senior Grade, none of which would be found too difficult for an average Form I, Junior Grade, in the latter half of the term.

Coloured chalks will be found preferable to crayons for the use of young pupils, where shapes that are rather large are to be made.