How do YOU explain the Color white? Web site!
- (Note for Tony - I don't know if you caught this on Getty list....Lots of
Science in the WebExhibits site...I am wondering if making their own colored
chalks or some of their paint would be a good idea now? That would combine
math and science. I will see if Dan Cherney is willing to help with a
lesson - Actually -HE would be a super choice for a teacher for you! I don't
know if he is available for travel though).
Dear Art Educators,
Here is a topic that started on Art Education list -- then wandered over to
Getty list like magic!
You don't all get my words of wisdom (Phew - that's a relief)....but you
will get this grand site:
and WHITE intro - Nice Kandinsky quote
Here is titanium:
Strongest, most brilliant white available to artists in the entire history
of art. Its chemical stability is likewise outstanding.
And now linked on, too:
Woody wrote: (He is on Art Education and ArtsEducators too)
As well as explaining the various types of color theory:
Light / RBG Pigment / RYB Photography / YMC
Reflective light and the many different temperatures of
white light: Sunlight, Flood lamps, Tungsten, Fluorescent, etc.
I also try to impress on students the difference between
Theory and Practice. They need to realize and experience
how things are suppose to work and how they really do
in the real world.
Woody in KC
"Fields, Linda" wrote (she is on Art Education too)
>art(pigment) because even high school kids get confused, especially
> I, too, explain black and white in terms of both science (light) and
when they take physical science, photography, and scientific visualization
(computer stuff). I bring in a prism and pure pigment. I explain that
pigment is solid coloring matter-it has weight and mass and can be held
in their hands. Light cannot. However, I also go on to explain that,
although white is not on the color wheel, in pigment study it is treated
like a primary color because we cannot mix any others to create it-we
must have white pigment. Linda in NC
Thanks Woody and Linda! Enjoy showing all how Art is Science! Earth science
was my favorite science - all of the minerals - then biology - then
chemistry...physics was OK, too - but I didn't get into that too much (that
was more for Matthew). File this in your Art and Science Folder.
Judy Decker - Ohio
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