Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Elements of Art topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Color, Value, and Mood
How can color and value change the mood of a piece of art? Have students create a drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, or other artwork. What mood does the work communicate? How do the colors and value communicate this mood? Then have students redo the same work using different colors and values. How does the mood change? Have students share their works with the class and put them on display in your class art gallery.

Remind children that the artist Meret Oppenheim took a teacup and saucer, which has a texture everyone is familiar with, and recreated them with different textures. Invite students to try their own experiments with texture. They may want to make something that is typically smooth and cover it with sandpaper ,or make something that is typically hard and cover it with something fuzzy. Encourage students to be creative! Have them share and describe their work with the whole class.