In this unit, we'll complete observational studies looking at live and photographed insects, exploring shape, line and colour, as well as emotions (excitement, fear, curiosity) inspired by looking at insects. We will talk about and practice using the primary, secondary, tertiary, complementary and analogous colours, applying the colour schemes in a variety of media to our insect studies. We’ll make “creative colour wheels” using any media each of us chooses, exploring colour in the real world. Everyone will research an expressionist artist and work together in class to learn how to design an artist research page. We'll discuss how the expressionists used colour to portray emotion. We'll also practice painting techniques, imitating, learn about how the colours we use can express emotion, and finally create A3 size insect paintings that express our individual feelings about insects.