Monday, 05 November 2018 18:07

Tie Dye T-Shirts A Colorful Lesson For Leighton Elementary Students

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Leighton Elementary sixth-graders show off their rainbow tie dye T-shirts, following a three-day school-wide art event where students learned about primary and secondary colors. Leighton Elementary sixth-graders show off their rainbow tie dye T-shirts, following a three-day school-wide art event where students learned about primary and secondary colors. Submitted photo

Splashes of color were displayed throughout the art room at Leighton Elementary as all students recently participated in a school-wide tie dye event.

Under the direction of art teacher Michele Gorham, students learned about the complete tie dying process. With three days of excitement, students spiraled their own T-shirts and used rubber bands to hold them in place. Primary students utilized primary colors, including yellow for kindergarten, red for first-grade and blue for second-grade. Intermediate students in grades three, four, and five created secondary colors, by mixing two primary colors. Orange, purple and green were the colors of the third-graders, fourth-graders and fifth-graders, respectively.

Meanwhile, Gorham challenged the sixth-graders to make rainbow shirts using all colors.

Once the dye had been added and shirts sat overnight, the students rinsed their shirts and revealed the colorful patterns. Gorham said the T-shirts may be worn on class field trips, school events, assemblies or other special events.

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