Complimentary Colors Teacher Resources
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Paul Gauguin: Complimentary Color
First introduce your art class to the master, Paul Gauguin, then to the concept of complimentary colors. This slideshow provides a bit of background on the famous artist then walks kids through a step-by-step process intended as a study of complimentary color.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
Students discover the color wheel. In this color lesson, students find the primary colors, secondary colors, and contrasting colors. They look through the designs of super hero logos and create their own using what they know about color.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 24 Downloads
Lesson: Tomma Abts: Abstract Painting
One must first learn how to analyze art before they can properly respond to it. Here, young analysts examine six abstract pieces in a systematic and formal way. They then respond to one of the pieces in either a poem or an essay. An excellent lesson intended to build critical thinking and analysis skills.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Responses To Twentieth Century Music: A High School Art Curriculum
Students explore their own responses to sound by hearing the music as a regular part of the class structure. They develop an awareness that certain art evokes certain sounds and moods and develop an intuitive responses to the music.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
4 Part Color Study in Painter Classic
High schoolers use the Wacom tablet to demonstrate observational drawings, design principles, and color schemes. Students create four different images of a common art or graphics tool based on four color schemes and a different effect.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Students take their own black and white photographs of a figure in an urban landscape. Their primary focus will be to study the silkscreen process and use an edition of 20 black and white prints to experiment with how color affects an image.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Mixed Breed Animals Art
Learners create an animal in the tradition of medieval animal combinations. They choose components from various animals and design a new animal from those parts. Students draw their animal with careful attention to surrounding environment, use of color, pencil pressures and texture.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Waves: Sound and Light
A few definitions related to waves open this slide show. Note that the information only covers light waves even though the title mentions sound. Correct the title before using this resource. Another mention is a set of photos of a class project, which you can delete.
7th - 12th Science 32 Views 30 Downloads
Horse of a Different Color: An Introduction to Color in the Visual Arts
High schoolers identify ways in which the artist uses color to draw the view's attention to points within the composition and creates a sense of depth. They discuss the effect of color on the tone and mood of an artwork.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 31 Downloads
Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone
Students examine how artists use color to set the tone of a painting. They analyze and discuss various paintings, complete a chart comparing the artists' color schemes and tones, and write a paragraph comparing two images.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 37 Downloads
Elements of Art: Name Design Project
Introduce your class to the seven elements of art through a presentation and related project. Before beginning the project, class members take notes on the presentation, writing down the underlined items and adding drawings into their notes when prompted.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 83 Views 29 Downloads
Under the Sea
Tropical fish are a great subject for any art project, they are colorful, interesting, and can go along with under water themed stories read in class, learner written narratives, or Marine Biology units. This set of instructions will assist you in teaching your class how to create thoughtful tropical fish paintings using various watercolor techniques.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Rain Garden Species Selection
The activity really comes to life within its intended unit on starting a rain garden. Working in groups, participants research native plants and coordinate them with the conditions in the designated garden area. Give the class access to the Internet or field guides on the local flora to help them make plant selections.
3rd - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Painting Like an Impressionist
Mimic Impressionist artists by creating paintings that show dominant shades of complimentary colors. Use dots, dabs, and swirls in painting to make a scene, and show a particular time of day and the lighting present at that time. Your clas can identify the different aspects and the very specific painting style.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Color Wheels and Schemes
Students explore how to use the color wheel in selecting fabric colors for a quilt. They define and demonstrate monochromatic, complimentary, and analogous color schemes. Lesson plan and worksheets are attached in .pdf and .doc formats.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Vasarely Was A Colorful Fellow
Eighth graders create artwork inspired by the work of Victor Vasarely. In this op art lesson, 8th graders explore color theory and color mixing. Students create ten shapes to use in their artwork and over the course of two weeks, students mix colors and plan their artistic piece.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 60 Downloads