Abstract Color Wheels

Adaptive Lesson

Barbara Short, Art Specialist

  • What is an Adaptive art lesson?
  • Students look at abstract painter Robert Rauschenberg and his art with letters. After gluing their initials and a black paper shape on a white piece of paper, they spread primary colors (using matt board pieces) to make secondary colors. Lastly, they add black until they feel their artwork is finished.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:

    1. look at art made by Robert Rauschenberg, recognizing and naming colors and letters.
    2. differentiate between art that looks realistic and very abstract.
    3. speak their name and identify their initials.
    4. sing the color song naming primary and secondary colors.
    5. manipulate materials, with adaptations as necessary, to create art.