A few years ago I did a Color Palette Activity with my class to help them get ready for a trip to the Guggenheim Museum. It was essentially a way to get them thinking about colors/shades that go well together. (It was also a way of them coming up with colors that fit their personalities.)
After being in a paint store yesterday, and collecting a lot of paint chips with a friend who’s repainting nearly the entire downstairs of her home, I decided to gather a bunch of paint chips so I could embark on this little project again with my class. We might not be doing it in preparation for a visit to the Guggenheim this time, but I think that something like this can help me get a better understanding of where they are as artists early on in the school year so that I know what activities I should do and when based upon their knowledge of the color wheel and how pairings work.