As a secondary Art teacher my classes are in flux for the first week and a half of school. I also have so many students it's tough for me to remember everyone's name! So one of my favorite lessons to teach first are name tags. It give me the chance to get to know everyone's name, the kids a chance to warm up and also give me an idea of their ability levels right out of the gate!
Here are some of the name tags I did first semester of this year. In my painting class we did these Paul Klee name tags. I did a quick introduction to Paul Klee and talked about color schemes through examples of his work. They came out pretty good. Take a look:
I also uploaded the lesson to Teachers Pay Teachers already, so if you're looking for a great way to talk about color with an easy to teach lesson, here's the link: