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Rainbows are formed when light shines through water, like when the sun shines through the rain. This light is bent and reflected, like a reflection in a mirror, and this causes all of the amazing colors that you see.
Rainbows normally appear from the rain, but they can happen wherever light is being bent inside of water droplets. Rainbows can be seen in mist, fog, spray, and dew.
Rainbows are made up of all seven colors that come from light. These colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
A great way to remember these colors is to think of the acronym, which seems like a man’s name: ROY G. BIV
Listen to this Roy G. Biv song to learn more about the rainbow color spectrum. You will meet the character of Roy G. Biv as well!
2. Draw a picture of Roy G. Biv and be sure to include the ROY G BIV rainbow. You can draw him on your own or follow the Art for Kids Hub videos linked below.
3. Be sure to add a rainbow with all colors of the ROY G BIV color spectrum - that’s 7 colors! You can follow along with this rainbow video if you’d like, just be sure to add an extra color in your rainbow for Indigo
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Op Art was a very popular art movement during the 1960s. Op Art was all about creating optical illusions and sometimes the appearance of a 3D design while being actually 2D (or flat). Here are some examples of of Op Art:
For this project you will create an Op Art-inspired piece based on a letter. Follow the instructions on the worksheet below. If you have coloring supplies, please use whatever you have available to add one color + black. You can also use multiple colors, two colors, or pencil shading + white (the white of your paper).