Are you teaching anything about colors? Then this is your unit! It is perfect for either Art, Graphic Arts, or Web Development. The unit covers everything that is needed to be known about the meaning of color, the relationships, and different color schemes that are needed for simple design.
This material should cover 2 weeks of 50 minute periods or 1 week of a 90 minute period.
When you are finished teaching this unit students will be able to:
● distinguish between monochromatic, analogous, and triad color schemes.
● identify monochromatic, analogous, and triad color schemes.
● define monochromatic, color wheel, analogous, and triad color schemes.
● identify the purpose of different colors including red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and purple.
What does it include?
- 3 long PowerPoints (10 - 15 slides) explaining in detail the objectives abode using relatable examples to students from pop culture.
- Lesson/Unit Plans that covers 5 days (at 90 minute periods) or 2 weeks at 50 minute periods.
- Colors Assignment where students have to identify the color scheme used in the picture (analogous, monochromatic, split complementary, or complementary).
- Video Worksheet Questions that covers a 7 minute video to a PBS video about the relationship about color.
- Good or Bad Color Scheme worksheet - students will look at several different websites to determine if they are using a color scheme and if the design is well laid out.
- How Colors Affect Our Moods Article with questions (perfect to give right after you distribute the quiz for the students that finish early).
- Project - Color Symbolism and Schemes - For this assignment students will draw a picture that they like and use one of the following different color schemes: analogous, complementary, split-complementary, or monochromatic. In addition to that, they will also use certain colors in accordance with their meaning. This means that they will have to think about the symbolism that the color represents before deciding to use it.
***If students are not comfortable drawing, I provide them with a digital tool that will produce renderings of any picture they find so that they may still demonstrate knowledge of color.
- Project - Color Collage - For this project students will use a collection of different materials (pictures, photographs, words) to form examples of the different color schemes and meanings that we have identified throughout the unit.
- Colors Review Guide - This assignment will prepare students for the quiz. All material is covered in the powerpoints provided.
- Colors Quiz and Answer Key - This is a 20 question quiz assessing the students knowledge of color schemes and meanings through multiple choice, matching, and true/false.