Getting to Know Color in Art – 3 stars (2005)

24 min. DVD: $29.95. Getting to Know. PPR. Color cover.

A terrific program that introduces young students to color as an artistic tool, Getting to Know Color in Art is from Elements of Art, one of Getting to Know’s newest series featuring informative, entertaining art productions. Discussing the fundamentals of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, as well as the color wheel, values, hues, tints, and shades, the program covers a wide variety of topics related to color.

In addition, viewers are taught the principles of color use, which are illustrated with masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and others.

Using child voiceovers and plenty of bright colorful visuals, Color in Art is recommended for the target age group of K-4.

Other titles in the series include Getting to Know Line in Art and Getting to Know Shape & Form in Art. Aud: K, E, P. (L. Stevens)