Tuesday, January 21, 2014

100 Color Challenge

In order to get more comfortable with color mixing for our new water color project I had students attempt a challenge. Using what we know about color mixing (primary, secondary, complimentary) create 100 different colors on one paper. After making a grid of 100 squares the experimenting began.

I was surprised as we worked how many of them stayed engaged. Some were saying it was their FAVORITE project of the entire semester! wow!

Once done they become little art works of color exploration and experimentation. lovely!


  1. These are beautiful - I have been meaning to give this a try, thanks for reminding me. Congrats on a successful experiment!

  2. I can see why the children loved this exercise. Thanks for sharing.

  3. They look great and it's cool that the kids enjoyed doing it. How long did this take?

  4. We started before working on our watercolor paintings and it took about 2-3 class periods (hour each) for about 1/2 the class to finish. We then made about 10 new colors each day of the watercolor unit to get warmed up.