Published on October 3, 2017
Color theory Unit Plan: Color theory Unit Plan By Krystal Delgado, EDSC 304 Content Standards Addressed: Content Standards Addressed Based on CA Visual Arts Content Standards Grade 7: 2.1 Develop increasing skill in the use of at least three different media. 2.4 Develop skill in mixing paints and showing color relationships. 4.2 Analyze the form (how a work of art looks) and content (what a work of art communicates) of works of art. Big Idea / Unit Goals: Big Idea / Unit Goals Students will be able to create a color wheel and know how to effectively use it. Students will be able to describe and identify what the primary, secondary and tertiary colors are, along with also being able to describe and identify color values (what tints and shades are) and color schemes (monochromatic, analogous, complementary). Students will be able to understand how colors work and what they may communicate. 21st Century Skills : 21 st Century Skills 21 st century skills will be promoted in this unit by encouraging students to: learn how and what they may communicate in their art through their choice and use of color Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to think about how and why they may choose to use certain colors in their art Become more creative and innovative with new knowledge and ideas (based on color relationships and theories) to use when creating any type of art Student Learning Objectives / Assessments: Student Learning Objectives / Assessments Student Learning Objectives: Students will develop increasing skill in the use of at least three different media to display their learning and understanding of color relationships and schemes. Students will develop skill in mixing paints and be able to show color relationships by painting a color wheel. Students will be able to analyze the form (how a work of art looks) and content (what a work of art communicates) of works of art using new knowledge on color. Assessments Entry-Level: Students will be shown a variety of images in a PowerPoint at the beginning of the lesson, and will be assessed with questions about the color, color schemes, color relationships pertaining to the images as a class. Formative: Students will be given a self-evaluation handout to let me and let them become aware of what they learned, or need to learn, so far about color. Summative: Students will be given a test at the end to test what they learned about color at the end of the lesson. Two Different Teaching Learning Activities: Two Different Teaching Learning Activities Teaching Activity 1 Students will use colored pencils to become familiar with color theory terms through the practice of placing and drawing it. Teaching Activity 2 Students will use paint to become familiar with understanding how to mix colors, along with reinforcing themselves to remember and practice their new terms in color theory. Why did I choose this topic?: Why did I choose this topic? Learning about color is essential to be able to understand how color can be created, and how it works or can affect a work of art. Knowing how to use color and knowing the art theory vocabulary terms is also important to be able to interpret/analyze and/or describe other people’s art.