Year 5 - Complementary Colours



As part of our Art this year, Year 5 are looking at what impressionism is as well as post-impressionism.  We are studying Van Gogh, Starry Night, and have spent some time looking at some of the techniques used to create this fabulous painting.  


One thing we have learnt about is the use of complementary colours which are contrasting to help the painting ‘pop’.  We see this in the Starry Night with the moons and stars.  Before we attempt our own ‘Starry Night’ paintings though, we had to create our own colour wheel to be able to identify the complementary colours - here are our attempts!