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21 resources with the concept color theory

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Understanding Design, Composition, and Color

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The set for a play combines design elements (style, line, shape, mass, measure, position, color, and texture) and principles of composition (unity, harmony, contrast, variation, balance, proportion, and emphasis) to create a particular...
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History’s Deadliest Colors

For Students 6th - 12th
Zounds! Who'da thunk it? Colors can be deadly. Viewers learn about the dangers of white (lead), green (radium and cupric hydrogen arsenic), and orange (uranium oxide) pigments used in clothing, ceramics, and home decor.
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 12

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Class members compare the final 30 minutes of Lucas's Star Wars: A New Hope with Act V of Doescher's play, William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope and consider how the choice of media influences viewers' impression of the...
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Bubble Art – Learning About Paint and Color

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
To gain an understanding of color mixing theory and the color wheel, young artists draw a picture, mix up a batch of secondary colors to which they add dish soap, and using straws, bubble up the paint. They then press their drawings onto...
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Introduction to Color: The Foundation of Art and Design

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
What is the most favorite color in the world? The series of lessons all about color and the color wheel, asks kids to research color, create an eye-spy activity, watch videos, and examine the color choices made by artists in their...
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Color Theory Worksheet

For Students 5th - 9th
From primary and secondary colors to hues and tints, these worksheets are an excellent way for learners to explore the world of coloring and shading.
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Color Theory

For Teachers 5th - 10th
What better way to learn about colors than by coloring? Starting with the primary colors, young artists follow written prompts to shade in various rectangles and a color wheel to show complementary colors, tints and shades, and more.
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Color Theory & Using Layers

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the color wheel theory and incorporate it into simple sketches on their handheld. The importance of the use of layering and the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary colors is presented in this lesson.
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An Approach to Chemistry via the Analysis of Art Objects: The Scientific Method, Laboratory Safety, Light and Color Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a painting that clearly exemplifies the use of primary pigments to make secondary pigments. They demonstrate the distinction between value and saturation. They explain the affect of adjacent colors on each other and...
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Scheming with Colors

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore how color theory explains harmonious relationships between colors. The color wheel is a tool that helps us visualize these relationships. They practice using a variety of color schemes.
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Creative Color Wheel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore graphic design by using color wheels to color images.  In this art analysis lesson plan, students utilize Adobe Photoshop to experiment with coloring old images and removing all color as well.  Students self critique...
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Magnificent Monochrome

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this color theory instructional activity, students create a monochrome painting. Using the shape composition provided, students use only one color mixed with black or white. This instructional activity is geared to the adults who will...
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Primary Color Paper Lantern

For Students K - 2nd
In this art worksheet, students make a paper lantern using the pattern provided. Students paint the lantern using primary colors. This worksheet is directed toward the adults who will be guiding the children.
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Color Mix Up

For Students K - 1st
In this art worksheet, students use the template of shapes and paint the colors as directed with water colors. Students allow the paints to dry before applying the second overlapping color. This worksheet is geared to the adults who will...
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Color Theory

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the basics of color mixing with paint by creating secondary and tertiary colors. Individually, 6th graders create their own paintings based on a popular series of sculptures.
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Symmetry: A Design Problem

For Students 6th - 12th
As part of a study of design, young artists examine an example of a formal (symmetrical) design and then, following step-by-step directions, create their own. 
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Plenty of Pentagons

For Students 6th - 8th
Why are only four colors needed to color webs from regular pentagons, not five? An assessment task requires young mathematicians to first construct regular pentagons using a compass and straightedge, then has them consider a shape formed...
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Vasarely Was A Colorful Fellow

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create artwork inspired by the work of Victor Vasarely. In this op art instructional activity, 8th graders explore color theory and color mixing. Students create ten shapes to use in their artwork and over the course of...
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Creative Color Wheel

For Students K - 2nd
In this color theory worksheet, students draw a large circle on a piece of paper and make six shapes evenly spaced around the circle. Students color the wheel according to the directions. This worksheet is geared toward adults who will...
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Color in Everyday Life

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are introduced to color theory. Before beginning their color unit, they watch an informational video covering the use of color in everyday life. Students complete a listening guide worksheet and discuss their views of the...
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Mother's Day Wampum Beads

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the historical significance of Mother's Day and the cultural background of Wampum Beads. They create colorful Mother's Day gifts. They increase their knowledge of color theory.