Last week, friends returned to the Studio eager and excited to use their special colors of paint for a cohesive painting. It was a tricky challenge, and children used their imagination or changed their idea once they had time to observe and reflect on the colors of paint they mixed the prior week, as those were the only colors available for their final painting! As children worked, they shared stories about their paintings with their friends.
Briana: I’m making something brand new. It’s hard work… hard hard work.
Joelle: I mixed a color that looks like mint ice cream. I’m using it to put on the finishing touches.
King: I like that. It cool. I make a house for me!
Uhura: I made a microscope looking at a sunflower seed. The microscope is on the boat and that’s me and my sister on our boat. Those spots are yogurt drops falling on us!
Frances: I want to make grass, but I don’t have green. I know… I can use gold!
Ahmari: This color looks like garbage from the trash truck.
Kaylee: I make orange. This color looks like the orange art group!
Kendul: The dark red is my favorite color that I mixed.
Isaac: I’m making something… something very specific. I don’t have yellow to make the sun, so the sun can be dark green. The plant is burning up. The plants are in trouble!
Africa Grace: I only made two colors because they were cool… the coolest colors I’ve ever made!
Santi: This is hard work to make the painting with all the colors.
Mina: I made beautiful colors!
Avery: I like this color… it’s a monster color!
Theo: I think I used pink and purple and black and mixed them together to make this dark color.
Anders: This color looks like it’s burning up!
Mason: I’ll make the grass… red… because I don’t have green.
Drew: Blue is a good color because it’s the color of Earth so it comes with all the powers! My other colors are camouflage colors. I like them very much!
Aaron: I got three greens like Gecko.
Kourtney: I made the sun purple… I wish it was really purple, not yellow.
Gerson: Challenge accepted! I can do it!
Mateo: This is a Minecraft color. And this looks like a goo color!
Alden: I’m up for the challenge!