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Creative Thinking Prompt: Invention of Color

Creative Thinking Prompt: Invention of Color

Pick your favorite color.

Now, pick something from each of these categories that is the same as your favorite color.





jungle animals


birthday party


Combine these eight things by taking different parts to invent something new.

Draw out your invention.

What does it do? What is its name?

Creative Thinking Prompt: Abstract Art



Creative Thinking Prompt: Abstract Art

Abstract art is a painting or sculpture that doesn’t depict an accurate representation of reality. Instead the artwork is composed of different colors, shapes, brushstrokes, and sizes. For Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), leader of the abstract art movement, colors provoked emotions. Red meant lively and confident whereas green was peaceful.

Make a list of colors. Next to each color, write an emotion that color makes you feel. Paint an abstract painting using colors from your color list.

Think Deeper: Imagine Colors as Sounds

Kandinsky also assigned sounds of instruments to colors. Red sounded like a trumpet. Light blue sounded like flute. Imagine colors as sounds. Fold a piece of paper in half. On one side, write a list of colors. On the other side, write a list of instruments. Draw a line from a color to an instrument.

To learn more about abstract art, visit http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/a/abstract-art