Unit: Elements of Art: Color
Day 1: Lesson 1: Colorwheel
- Students will learn about the definition and characteristics of color
by watching a PowerPoint presentation about color.
- Students will demonstrate their understanding of color by participating
in a group discussion/question and answer session.
- Students will look at images of color wheels and will discuss color relationships
on the wheel.
- Students will be able to identify the primary colors, secondary colors,
and intermediate colors.
- Students will be able to define and identify complementary colors, analogous
colors, warm colors, and cool colors, monochromatic colors.
- Students will do a worksheet where they create their own color wheel using only primary-colored pencils to create
all the colors on the wheel.
- Students will learn about color mixing by only using primary colors to create all the colors on the color wheel.
- Color- what the eyes see when light is reflected off an object
the name of a color
- Primary colors- red, blue, and yellow; no colors can be mixed to make
- Secondary colors- green, violet, and orange; the primary colors are mixed
together to make these colors.
- Intermediate colors- yellow-green, yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet,
blue-violet, blue-green; these colors are created when the secondary colors are mixed together.
- Value- lightness or darkness of a hue
- Tint- adding white to a color to make it lighter
- Shade- adding black to a color to make it darker
- Intensity- the brightness or darkness of a hue
- Monochromatic color scheme- using different values of the same hue
- Analogous color scheme- three colors that are side by side on the color
wheel and share a common hue.
- Warm colors- red, orange, yellow; remind us of warm things
- Cool colors- blue, green, and violet; remind us of cool things
- Color wheel worksheet
- Colored pencils- primary colors only
- PowerPoint on color
- What is color?
- What are the three properties of color?
- What are the primary colors?
- What are the secondary colors?
- What are the intermediate colors?
- What is another word for color?
- What is value?
- What is it called when you add white to a color?
- What is it called when you add black to a color?
- What is intensity?
- How can you dull a color?
- What are the major color schemes?
- What does monochromatic mean?
- How many colors are included in the analogous color scheme?
- Where are analogous colors located on the color wheel?
- Can anyone give me an example of analogous colors?
- What are complimentary colors?
- Can anyone give me an example of complimentary colors?
- What are the warm colors? Cool colors?
- What do warm colors remind us of?
- What do cool colors remind us of?
- Why is it important to study about color?
- Where do you see color in the world around us?
- Teacher will present PowerPoint
- Students and teacher will discuss color and have question and answer session.
- Teacher will talk about the color wheel and how the colors relate to one
another on the color wheel.
- Students will each have a red, blue, and yellow colored pencil (teacher
will have these on all tables before students arrive).
- Teacher will hand out worksheets with blank color wheel outline.
- Students will use colored pencils to mix colors to create color wheel. Students must be sure that their colors are in the correct order.
Color Wheel Worksheet
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