What is colour?

Today the children started looking at colour in art. We named the 3 primary colours (red, blue and yellow) and found out they are special, as they cannot be made by mixing other colours together.
To support this the children looked at the artist Piet Mondrian as he mostly used primary colours in his artwork.
The children then had a go at creating their own version of one of his famous paintings by using geometric shapes mostly using horizontal and vertical lines. Here are just a few examples of their artwork, along with the original artwork.