Color Symbolism

5th Grade Color Identity Weavings

ImageImage5th Grade color weavings are on display now! 

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Students chose colors based on their identity.  Using their post-it notes, students went to work choosing color yarn in multiple textures and patterns. Image

Molly 5D

ImageChloe 5D

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       Jacob 5L 

ImageAnnie 5L 

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    Anand 5D

Inspiration for this project came from mrspicassosartroom.blogspot.com. Here you can find resources to make your own coat hanger weaving. A special thank you to the families that donated their coat hangers to the art room. 5th graders enjoyed turning these into beautiful works of art.

Terms:  color symbolism, weaving, warp and weft, loom

Color Symbolism

Our 5th Graders are learning about color symbolism! To introduce students to color as an emotion, we watched a fun animated and interactive video that explores each color and its meaning. On a Post-it students were asked to write the colors that best symbolism who they are. For example, we learned that the color red symbolizes joy and fun. Using a wire hanger and colored yarn, students will be creating a weaving that visually explores color as a symbol.

My 5th Graders just loved this website so here it is! Enjoy exploring color in a whole new way : )

Colors- COLORS IN MOTION Maria Claudia Cortes

http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/ (Flash presentation)

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