CTE Task: Elements and Principles of Design​

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Elements and Principles of Design

Task Description

Standards

In this task, students will create an illustration that incorporates color theory.

Standard 10: Examine color theories such as color context and contrasts of colors. Evaluate the use of various color schemes (such as complementary, tertiary, and analogous) in designs. Apply the knowledge to demonstrate basic techniques in combining colors to create designs.

 Content Understandings

Extending Understandings

Upon successful completion of these tasks students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • examine color theories
  • evaluate the use of various color schemes
  • combine colors to create designs

To move students towards deeper understanding, they should be given opportunities to:

  • apply their knowledge of color theory to create designs.

Support Strategies

If students are struggling to access this task, additional supports and strategies could be employed as students are engaging with the task.

Key Terms

Sentence Frames

Scaffolded Questions

Color theory

 

 

Color schemes

 

 

Color values

 

 

Color wheel

______ is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination.

 

A _____ is the choice of colors used in various artistic and design contexts.

 

_______describes the degree of lightness and darkness of a color.

 

The painting encompassed every color on the _________.

What are the different color theories?

 

 

What are the types of color schemes in design?

 

What is the relationship between color value and color hue?

 

What is the spectrum on the color wheel?

 

 

Color Theory Art Lesson

  1. Students will use an object from their home as the subject of their artwork e.g. shoes, game, radio, refrigerator, food etc.
  2. The student will use a 8.5/11 sheet of white paper to draw the object from observation using different angles and incorporating the illusion of space on the surface.
  3. Once the illustration is complete, the student will divide the paper into three sections.
  4. The students will paint the different sections with a different color scheme of their choosing.
  5. When the students complete their artwork, they must write the name of the color scheme used in each section of their artwork.
  6. The student will take a photo of their artwork and upload it to their online platform to submit to their teacher.

 

Student Resource

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Color Theory Art Lesson

  1. Students will use an object from their home as the subject of their artwork e.g. shoes, game, radio, refrigerator, food etc.
  2. The student will use a 8.5/11 sheet of white paper to draw the object from observation using different angles and incorporating the illusion of space on the surface.
  3. Once the illustration is complete, the student will divide the paper into three sections.
  4. The students will paint the different sections with a different color scheme of their choosing.
  5. When the students complete their artwork, they must write the name of the color scheme used in each section of their artwork.
  6. The student will take a photo of their artwork and upload it to their online platform to submit to their teacher.