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Complementary Colors

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Andy Warhol's artistic creations set the stage for a discussion and activity about complementary colors. Working in pairs, scholars make a color wheel that showcases primary and secondary colors. Peers take part in a gallery walk and...
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Ancient Aztecs

For Teachers 8th Standards
Is it a calendar? A religious symbol? A political statement? One thing for certain is that Aztec sun stone designs remain an important symbol in Mexican cultural art. Young artists craft their own Aztec Sun design incorporating ideas...
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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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Complementary Color Names

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students examine and analyze the art of Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement. They identify the colors of the color wheels and the complementary colors, and analyze art by Andy Warhol. Students then create a painting with their name or...
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Complementary Superheroes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
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. 
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Color Scheme Acrylic Painting Self-Assessment

For Students 9th - 12th
Being a good artist means being able to critique your own work. Here young painters will take a short quiz on color schemes in acrylic painting and then reflect on their use of color in a recently completed piece. A great worksheet for...
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Inhale the Colour of Life

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here is a four-lesson series which elicits understanding of the power of color when viewing and creating pieces of visual art. Learners view the works of Robert Harris and engage in discussions which lead to an understanding of what...
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Complementary Color Experiments

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students experiment with color mixing and differentiate between primary and secondary colors. They use their observational skills in visual experiments with complementary colors to gain an understanding of the interrelationships of art,...
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Paul Gauguin: Complimentary Color

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Mixing Complimentary Colors, Tints, and Shades

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore primary, secondary, and complimentary colors. They mix tempera paints to create secondary colors, tints, and shades, and design and paint a color grid demonstrating color theory.
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How do I know which colors to use?

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Art teachers, are you looking for a quick and easy way to explain how to choose colors, look no further. This power point is very simple, it provides examples of primary, secondary, intermediary, complimentary and triacic colors by...
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Shaping the Color Wheel

For Teachers 7th
When you paint you almost always use color. Budding artists explore the color wheel, color vocabulary, and painting techniques. They discuss and practice mixing colors, then paint a color wheel for personal reference.
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Color Wheels and Schemes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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KinderArt Painting for kids.

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students understand what complementary colors are. In this painting lesson, students review what happens when colors are mixed. Students recognize that the colors oppose each other on the color wheel are complementary.  Students mix...
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Critters & Complementary Colors

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover how specific colors compliment each other. Students use paints and pictures of animals to create a picture with analogous color harmony. They explain the characteristics of analogous colors.
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Color Theory Unit: Op Art Complementary Color Designs

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students learn skills in mixing and applying paint while enhancing understanding of complementary colors.
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Painting Like an Impressionist

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students demonstrate knowledge of the Impressionist style by showing complementary colors, a variety of types of brushstrokes, and a specific time of day or weather condition.
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Dreaming with Marc Chagall

For Teachers 7th
Students scrutinize the early twentieth-century artists who dealt with expressionism and abstraction, especially Marc Chagall. This four lesson unit examines the life and work of Chagall and supports the student creation of works similar...