How delicious are the colors and compositions of these Mark Rothko inspired chalk pastel drawings!?
To introduce the links between color and emotions, we read the story "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Seuss". We then made a mental list of all the emotions we had felt during the day (tired when we woke up, excited to be at school, happy hamburgers were for lunch, and so on). Whatever color we felt we drew.
Our next step was to talk about artists who use color to influence emotional responses from a viewer. Enter...Mark Rothko!
Using chalk pastels on black construction paper we mixed and blended our Rothko inspired works. WOW! I'm still getting goose bumps, they turned out so stunning! I'm so proud!