The Colour Wheel

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Here you can see the primary colours: Red, Blue and Yellow, and the secondary colours they create when mixed; purple, orange and green. Which do you think are the ‘cool’ colours? Why? Which do you think are the ‘warm’ colours? Why?

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The work of Joan Miro: An artist we shall study in term three.

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Joan Miro: An Abstract Artist from Spain

Joan Miro (1893-1983) was a Spanish painter and sculptor who produced vivid abstract and surrealistic works of art during much of the 1900s. His works often have very descriptive titles. Joan Miro’s name is pronounced hoΓ€n mro.
Miro was born on April 20, 1893, in Montroig, Spain, which is near the city of Barcelona. His father was a goldsmith and watchmaker. Miro studied art at the School of Fine Arts at La Llotja and at the Academy of Francisco Gali, in Barcelona, Spain. He had his first show at the Dalmau Gallery in 1918; he was 24 years old.

In 1919, he traveled to Paris, France, which was then the center of the art world. He was friends with many surrealist and abstract painters, including Pablo Picasso, Andre Masson and Max Ernst. In France, Miro developed his individualistic and recognizable style and eventually became famous.

After Miro returned to Spain in 1940, he lived mostly in Majorca. He painted, sculpted, worked in ceramics, produced many mosaics and murals, and illustrated over 300 books. Miro lived to be 90 years old, dying on December 25, 1983.

Please play with all these different visual arts tools and leave a comment about your experiences.

The Scribbler! This tool allows you to create a scribble, and then it takes over and creates a drawing from your scribble.

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Art.Com. This tool allows you to create your own painting and then it lets you frame it!

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Dragger is a tricky game. Click on the link below and see if you can create the picture by dragging the tiles across.

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Click on the picture below to visit a weird and wonderful website. Let your imagination run wild, and let me know what you think of this tool. I played with it for ages….but I’m still not quite sure what it is!

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Jackson Pollock

Here’s another weird but wonderful art tool. If you google Jackson Pollock, you will see his style of art and understand this website. Let me know what you think.

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This is GORGEOUS. Have a play and then tell me what you thought….

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60 thoughts on “Arts

    • Which game, Miss M? I like all of these games. I think my favourite is the weird one at the bottom. I don’t even know what it is, but I love it!

    • I know just what you mean, Call. It makes no sense to me either, but when I start playing, I just can’t stop! Good to see you starting with a capital letter (don’t forget your full stop at the end)!

  1. I love the one down at the bottom Mrs. Rutherford. It’s so awesome and some of the objects are really pretty when you use them. I wonder where you found it. πŸ™‚

    • I found it on someone else’s blog and pinched it! That’s what good bloggers do, I think. You visit lots of other blogs, find all the cool things other people are doing and start doing them too. It’s not stealing or cheating, it’s collaborating! And you know what I always say….Cull-Operation Makes it Happen!!

    • It’s a bit like a jigsaw, Callum. You have to drag the tiles into the frame and try to create the picture. It’s really tricky. Tim and I played it for ages the other night and really struggled with some of the art works. It’s a good activity if you feel like a challenge.
      Did you know that there is an apostrophe button on your keyboard? It’s near the ‘enter’ or ‘return’ button. You can use this to put apostrophes in when you use contractions like don’t.
      It’s wonderful to see you using capitals and full stops, Call. Keep it up, buddy.

  2. Hey Mrs Rutherford…I just read your post to Callum. At the end I thought you wanted Callum to ‘Call’ you! That’s funny…of course Callum….if you did need to ring Mrs Rutherford about apostrophes and contractions, I’m (I am) sure she wouldn’t (would not ) mind.
    Mrs West’n (ha ..that was a joke one)

  3. I finshed the jigsaw but every time I finish the jigsaw it said that I lost 10 points I was on it for 30 mins and my laptop shut down.

  4. I think the abstract painting to creat your own is fun it really gives you ideas how you can design your own portred . So thank you Mrs Rutherford for putting that game on the blog it is really fun I really like it .

    from Jennifer

    p.s Could you please put up an art compition like you creat a portred and the best drawer gets a 1or2 weeks of homework pass . I like free homework pass games can you (Mrs Rutherford ) put some more challenge for ‘ free home work pass’ PLEASE!!!

  5. Matisse Artist was really fun! I love how you can create your own picture using little images! Wow! Your very lucky to have a SPECTACULAR ART TEACHER MRS RUTHERFORD!!! πŸ™‚

  6. Wow! That was a real challenge! I really enjoyed it but I couldn’t finish! There is only one word for it….. SPECTACULAR! πŸ™‚

  7. Oh my gosh! What a game! The absract picture game was the best game I have honestly ever played online and offline! I love it, I really just want to play it all day!!

  8. I think the bottom one is boring because all you do is move your mouse and it rotats like on fun stuff no affence.

    • It’s reaLLy good to see you working reaLLy hard on the blog, Reeya. It’s also reaLLy important to remember that reaLLy has two ‘L’s in it. I bet you’ll reaLLy remember next time, because you are reaLLy clever! πŸ™‚

  9. Dear Mrs Rutherford,
    I realy like the changes to your blog and the what looks like a blank skran and it makes me dissy.
    I also think that it makes us look like a brilient school and

  10. I think all the games are really cool. I like theone like when you move the mouse it goes in and out. I really like it!!!

  11. Hello Mrs Rutherford on the second last one if you click somewere on the screen it will change colour. πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

    • Yes! I noticed that too, Joely. It’s great isn’t it? It’s based on the work of an American artist called Jackson Pollock. He liked to throw paint straight from the can all over a massive canvas on the floor and just swirl, drip and mix all the colours. Some people think his work is amazing, and pay millions of dollars for it. Some people think that anyone could do what he does and it’s not even art. What do you think? Does art need to be realistic? Can abstract art be beautiful?

  12. Yes Mrs. Rutherford abstract can be beautifull and no art does’nt have to be realistic I think it just has to be creative. πŸ™‚

    • I agree with you Joely. Abstract art can be really beautiful. I don’t like all abstract art, though. Just as I don’t like all realistic art. It all depends on the artist, the colours and the mood I’m in! Is it the same for you?

  13. These games are BRILLIANT! I love the kaleidoscope and I could play the Odosketch game all day! Thanks Mrs Rutherford for finding some awesome games!

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