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Creating orange purple and green: an experiment with preschool children in Greece

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This study organized and applied an instructional strategy for preschool children, in a real-life classroom situation, with the aim of teaching them how to produce secondary from primary colours using different art materials. The research sample included forty children, mean age 45 years, in two kindergarten classes in Greece. The first group was a control and the second was an experimental group. This paper presents, analyses and compares the results of this educational intervention. A finding was that, unlike those in the control group, children in the experimental group worked indefatigably with great enthusiasm, learned to produce the three secondary colours and were able to employ this new knowledge in a variety of art activities.

Keywords: Greece; educational intervention; preschool children; secondary colours

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Thessaly, Greece.

Publication date: June 1, 2009

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.
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