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“Today we’re going to learn about secondary colours on the colour wheel,” Miss Michaels the art teacher said to the grade three class.
“For instance, if we mix the primary colours blue and yellow together, we get green.”
Miss Michaels poured a little blue and yellow water from their respective wine glasses into an empty wine glass. The liquid in the new wine glass was green.
“Depending on how much blue or yellow I add, determines what colour of green I will get. If I add more blue, the green will be a blue-green such as a teal. If I add more yellow, we will get a more yellow-green such as grassy green.” Miss Michaels explained.
“Let’s try another secondary colour. Jennifer, what colour will I get if I mix red and yellow together equally?”
“Um, you’d get orange,” Jennifer said.
“Correct Jennifer. If I add more yellow to the orange it will be and orange-yellow like flames of fire but if I add more red it will be an orange-red, like some of the lipsticks your Moms with warmer toned skin wear.” Miss Michaels said.
“Charlie, tell me what will happen if I mix red and blue together?”
Charlie stammered, “I don’t know.”
“You don’t know? Think about it a moment.” Miss Michaels was patient.
“Oh um, Purple?”
“Yes Charlie you’re absolutely right. If we add more red to the purple it is more like a red-purple, a plum colour. If we add blue the purple is a blue-purple like. . .”
Miss Michaels was interrupted by Charlie waving both his hands in the air.”Yes, Charlie?”
“In the glasses, the water is slanting.”
“How strange,” Miss Michaels remarked peering down at the wine glasses and then the table. “I think the table . ..”
It an instant, the table crashed and wine glasses full of food colouring covered miss Michaels who sighed and then giggled.
“Remember what happens when we mix all the colours together?” She asked her grade three class.
“Mud,” they shouted.
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