Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Snow White And Not Snow White



The Spark:
 Put on your boots and your winter snow gear and get out to a nearby patch of nature to explore the seemingly never ending blanket of snow that has covered everything as far as the eye can see.  Is the snow really WHITE?  How white is white?  Is it REALLY white, almost white, or not white at all?   How many shades of white can you find as your visit your nearby patch of nature on a regular basis throughout the winter months?  

A Bunch of Hunches:

I have a hunch that when it's sunny I will see a bright white and when it is cloudy I will see a white that is dark like a cloud.  

I have a hunch that in the shadow the snow will be a different colour.

I have a hunch that when it is darker the snow won't bee so white.

I have a hunch that the snow will be as white as a snowman.

I have a hunch that the snow will be dirty.

Take Action:

1.  Find a nearby patch of nature that you can safely and easily visit on a regular basis throughout the winter months.



2.  Visit your site on a regular basis when it is sunny, cloudy, snowy, blustery, icy and at different times of the day.  When you visit, bring a paint fan that shows different shades of white.  Compare the paint colours to the snow colours.  Take photos of your visit.   


 3.  Look at the paint fans to see how many shades of white you can find that reflect the colours that you found on your snow hikes.



4.  Use your white paint to mix with other colours (just a dab) to create new 'off white' colours.




5.  Create a painting of a wondrous winter wonderland using various shades of white.



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