Art: Colors & Shapes
Art: Colors & Shapes will introduce your child to concepts including:
- Primary & Secondary Colors
- Compound Colors
- Color Mixing
- Basic Shapes
- 2D & 3D Shapes
- Compound Shapes
Learning about primary and secondary colors is just the beginning in this fun course! Building from there, you and your child will explore additional colors, basic shapes, then 2D and 3D shapes. Shawna the Shape Finder, color painting, Magic Rainbow Traceables, songs, and puzzles are just some of the engaging videos and creative hands-on activities in this course, which is also designed to stimulate your child’s creativity and curiosity about color and design.
At the completion of this 18-lesson course, your child will have gained considerable knowledge about colors and shapes, enabling them to observe and appreciate the world in a whole new way.
LESSON 1: COLORS ALL AROUND
Introduce your child to the concept of colors and help provide them with a basic knowledge of the different types of colors. In this lesson, you’ll discuss the specific names of colors and how those words can be used to describe objects in the world around them. Your child will also begin to learn that colors are fundamental to the way we see and perceive the world around us. Additionally, your child will begin to learn that colors can be used to evoke different emotions and impressions in art and design.
LESSON 2: PRIMARY COLORS
Expose your child to one of the basic principles of color theory with the three primary colors. Your child will learn that red, blue, and yellow are the foundation for all other colors. Your child will learn that primary colors are used in illustrations and other visual media, both alone and in mixtures to create secondary colors.
LESSON 3: SECONDARY COLORS
Help your child create a rainbow with this introduction to secondary colors! Your child will learn that by mixing the primary colors red, blue, and yellow, they can create orange, purple, and green. Your child will also learn that primary and secondary colors appear in rainbows and in many other places in the world around us, in nature and in human artifacts. As they learn more about secondary colors, learners will begin to learn the process of color mixing and how it works.
LESSON 4: COLOR MIXING: GREEN
The color green is all around us, and this lesson will help you teach your child to recognize it in its various shades in natural and human-made objects in the world. Through hands-on activities and experimentation with different color mixing techniques, your child will also learn that green is a secondary color that can be made by mixing blue and yellow!
LESSON 5: COLOR MIXING: ORANGE
This lesson will help your child learn to recognize the color orange and identify it in natural and human-made objects. Through hands-on and interactive activities, your child will explore mixing red and yellow to create a variety of beautiful orange shades to represent items in the world around them.
LESSON 6: COLOR MIXING: PURPLE
In this lesson your child will practice recognizing the color purple in their environment and identifying objects that are purple. They will also mix red and blue to create their own shades of purple in fun, hands-on activities.
LESSON 7: BLACK
Hats, bats, birds, and berries—they all come in the color black, along with many other items in the world around us. In this lesson, your child will learn to recognize the color black and what happens when it is mixed with other colors.
LESSON 8: WHITE
Polar bears may not lay eggs, but they do have something in common—the color white, which is also found in milk, salt, rice, and cotton. In this lesson, your child will learn to recognize the color white in their environment, how it is incorporated in illustrations and other visual mediums, and how white can be used to create lighter tints of just about any other color.
LESSON 9: COLOR MIXING: GRAY
Teach your child how to use different ratios of black and white to make many shades of gray. Your child will also learn that gray is a neutral color often used in fashion, decoration, and illustrations.
LESSON 10: COLOR MIXING: BROWN
Your child may be surprised to learn that brown can be made by mixing red, blue, and yellow. In this lesson, you will also teach your child to identify brown in the world around them as well as in various forms of visual art.
LESSON 11: COLOR MIXING: PINK
In this lesson, you will show your child that pink is a tint, which is a type of color made by mixing any color with white. Your child will learn how different shades of pink can be created by varying the relative amounts of red and white.
LESSON 12: CIRCLES
In this lesson, your child will learn to identify circles and use basic vocabulary words such as circle, shape, and round. Through hands-on activities and visual aids, your child will gain familiarity with how circles are used in the world.
LESSON 13: SQUARES
In this lesson, you will teach your child that squares have four matching corners and four straight sides of equal length and that they can be different sizes and have different orientations. You will also expand your child’s vocabulary to include words such as square, side, and corner.
LESSON 14: TRIANGLES
In this lesson, your child will learn that triangles have three straight sides and three corners. Through hands-on activities and visual aids, your child will explore equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles, and learn the properties that characterize them.
LESSON 15: RECTANGLES
In this lesson, your child will learn that rectangles are shapes in which all four corners match each other, but the sides can have different lengths. Vocabulary in the lesson includes the words rectangle, side, and corner. Your child will also learn that a square is actually a kind of rectangle.
LESSON 16: TWO-DIMENSIONAL SHAPES I
Help your child recognize, identify, and compare basic properties of these 2D shapes: circles, triangles, and rectangles. Your child will learn how to recognize these shapes both in isolation and in real-world environments and to describe the relative positions of objects using words such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to. Hands-on activities and visual aids will help your child learn to combine simple shapes to form more complex ones.
LESSON 17: TWO-DIMENSIONAL SHAPES II
Continue your exploration of 2D shapes with your child by learning about more shapes, including ovals and diamonds (rhombuses). Help your child recognize and identify basic properties of these shapes and how to describe them. Your child will learn to compare 2D shapes in different sizes and orientations by describing their similarities and differences. Through hands-on activities and visual aids, your child will gain a deeper understanding of the properties and uses of different 2D shapes.
LESSON 18: THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPES
Help your child learn to recognize, identify, and compare basic properties of these 3D shapes: spheres, cubes, cylinders, and cones. Your child will practice identifying and recognizing these shapes in isolation and in real-world environments. They will also learn to describe aspects of 3D shapes such as their surfaces, edges, and vertices, and the difference between flat and solid shapes. Your child will also manipulate and combine 3D shapes through activities such as building with blocks.