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The author provides the ways in which children's knowledge of visual elements of art can be developed through simple but creative activities.

Perceiving and Observing Colour
Perceiving and observing colour

If children are to use colour effectively they need the ability not only to control and manipulate media as discussed in Chapter 5, but also to observe colour both in their artwork and the world around them. To observe colours, to see them with understanding, we need to learn something about the theory of colour. This, like the nature of colour itself, is a major research field with many unsolved problems (Zelanski and Fisher, 1989: Chapter 3), but children's awareness of and response to colour can be heightened through simple investigations leading to creative uses of the colours they find and make.

Colour Constancy and Colour Interaction

When we perceive colours and objects around us we neither measure them nor ...

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