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Color Changes Everything!

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the influence of color choices on mood conveyed in artwork. Students will choose a color scheme and apply it to the same abstract image in two distinct ways, varying value and intensity, to suggest different emotions with tempera paint.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will discuss and discover how color conveys mood.

Students will examine how color value and intensity affect the emotions conveyed in artwork.

Students will understand how colors represent different ideas dependent on experience and culture.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Review the color wheel, color properties, and color schemes.
  • Demonstrate how to create a variety of values and intensities through color mixing.
  • Show how color conveys mood in artwork.
  • Facilitate a discussion on the various ways cultures use color to symbolize and represent ideas and emotions.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Tempera paint
  • Palette or paint containers
  • Water containers and paint brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Mixed media paper and tracing paper
  • Rulers and rubber cement or glue sticks
  • Graphite pencils and erasers
  • Construction paper

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Steps

Practice with Color

Paint with tempera to create a warm color value scale Create a cool color value scale of choice. Experiment with color intensities.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Color Theory Basics

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Painting Properties Practice

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Why is Color Subjective

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Formative

Tempera Techniques Pre-Test

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Formative

Color Mixing Pre-Test

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