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Student Activity: Color Personalities


This activity helps you practice close looking and describing what you see. 

Are your students doing this activity at school or at home?

While this activity was designed for use in the museum, you can follow these suggestions to make students’ experience fun and successful in any learning context.

  • Search for high-quality images of artworks in the museum’s collection. Use these suggested artworks or find some on your own. Images can be printed or viewed online. 

Joan Mitchell. City Landscape, 1955.

Maurice de Vlaminck. Houses at Chatou, 1905.

Alma Thomas. Starry Night and the Astronauts, 1972.

  • If students don’t have internet access, they can look for other objects around them that could help them complete the activity.
  • Have students work together with classmates, family members, or friends to complete the activity and share their creations. 

Grade Level: 4-12

Common Core State Standards: SL.1, SL.4, SL.6


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