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In the vegetable garden, the " colour market"
Friday 28 November 2008
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To carry out a colour chart and plastic creations based on the exploration of the colours of the garden vegetables.

OBJECTIVES

- To use colour in a reasoned manner
- To elaborate a project
- To enrich one’s technical repertory

SKILLS

- Creating charts
- Experimenting colour mixings, contrasts, gradations.
- Elaborating the rules for the organisation of a project.

MATERIALS

- Vegetables
- Magnifying lenses
- Brown wrapping paper (in 120 x 60 cm strips), plain scrap paper
- Gouache, brushes, pastels, paper plates.

REFERENCES

Gérard Gasiorowski : painting

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PROCEDURES

- Observe the vegetables, laid out side by side. Find out a classification by colours (the green ones, the orange ones…). Explore, with magnifying lenses, all the shades, describe them and render them with pastels in a chart, on the wrapping paper strips.
- Use the pastel chart to elaborate a first draft of the vegetable.
- Create a gouache chart, based on the mixing of colours.
- Carry out a second representation of the vegetable with gouache, trying to render contrasts.
- Exhibit the creations : charts and representations of the vegetables.

FOLLOW-ON-ACTIVITIES

- Enrich the chart : explore the effect produced on colour by the introduction of some variables (fluid or thick colour, introduction of some white or black, variation of the props). Organise a “colour market��? based on the various strips of paper : the greens, the yellows…
- Present a reproduction of the paintings by Gérard Gasiorowski. Observe that the painter represents the same vegetal shapes but endlessly varies the colours.
- Work on the same shapes, with other shapes chosen from the charts.

ASSESSMENT

It will check the pupil’s ability to

- Understand the infinity of the possibilities in a chart
- Identify Gérard Gasiorowski’s artistic process, and recognize it in other works from the same period.

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TRANSPOSITION

These activities may be transpose to any other level


Françoise Jon Les Violettes primary school, Mareil-Marly Yvelines France

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