Color Wheel
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Lesson Objectives:

1. Students in groups will be able to read and study the wikispace about the color wheel.
2. Students willbe able to use the laptop to create a nike or converse shoe using one color scheme.
3. Students will be able to present one color scheme of their shoe to the class.

Essential Question:

What color scheme did you using to create a shoe? Explain your color scheme.

Color schemes: primary, secondary, intermediate, analogous, complimentary, neutral, monochromatic, warm colors, cool colors

Activity:

Find:
The name of the famous painting
The name of the artist.
Color Scheme Fact
The secret portal


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PRIMARY COLORS
Red, yellow and blue


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Piet Mondrian, House

Color Scheme Fact:
In traditional color theory, these are the 3 pigment colors that can not be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors. All other colors are derived from these 3 colors.


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SECONDARY COLORS
Green, orange and purple




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Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus

Color Scheme Fact:
These are the colors formed by mixing the primary colors.


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INTERMEDIATE COLORS
Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green.




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Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe

Color Scheme Fact:
These are the colors formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color. That's why the hue is a two word name, such as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.


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NEUTRAL COLORS

black, white, and gray

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Color Scheme Fact:
Mixing neutral to color darkens and lightens value.


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Pablo Picasso, Guernica


Analogous colors

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Color Scheme Fact:
Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12 part color wheel, such as yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange. Usually one of the three colors predominates.

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Henri Rousseau, Snake Charmer-analogous color scheme using yellow, yellow-green, green, and blue-green


Complementary Colors

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Color Scheme Fact:
Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green. In the illustration above, there are several variations of yellow-green in the leaves and several variations of red-purple in the orchid. These opposing colors create maximum contrast and maximum stability.

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Sandy Skoglund, Revenge of the Goldfish





Monochromatic color


Color Scheme Fact:
Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue.



monochromatic color scheme in red

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Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait 1888
monochromatic color scheme in blue


WARM COLOR TEMPERATURE




Color Scheme Fact:
Color temperature is the perceived warmth or coolness of the color. Warm color temperatures (in the red and orange families) are perceived as advancing.

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Warm color scheme-reds, oranges, yellows
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Vincent Van Gogh, The Night Cafe-warm color scheme


COOL COLOR TEMPERATURE




Color Scheme Fact:
Color temperature is the perceived warmth or coolness of the color. Cool colors (colors in the blue family) retreat.
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Cool color scheme-blues, greens, violets
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Claude Monet, Palazzo da Mula-cool color scheme


Triadic Color Scheme


Color scheme fact: Any three colors that are equidistant from each other