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Warm and cool colours

We use warm colours to represent warmth, danger, anger, love... and cool colours for freshness, calm, nature...

Remember, in the colour wheel warm colours are red, yellow and orange and cool colours are green, blue and purple:

These paintings were made with either warm or cool colours. Think about the feelings and sensations that warm or cool colours produce on you.

Task 3. Sun and moon art

30 min
One person

Sun&MoonMake a drawing using cool and warm colours. Follow these steps:

  1. Draw a big circle in the center of the paper.
  2. Divide the circle in two halves: one for the moon and one for the sun.
  3. With a pencil, draw the eyes, the mouth and the nose.
  4. Complete the drawing with bigger circles around the moon and lines going out of the sun.
  5. Make some decoration: lines, dots, circles, spirals, wavy lines...
  6. Using watercolours, paint the moon half with cool colours and the sun half with warm colours.
  7. Outline the pencil with black marker.
  8. Take a photo and upload it.