Part of Unit: The Art of Seeing
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will be instructed in a basic understanding of Color Theory and how it applies to video production. Color theory encompasses a multitude of concepts and definitions. The lesson is here to help students understand the basic origins of color and how to create new colors from the primary colors. This lesson is the most basic of color theory and its applications.
Teacher: The daily objectives are clearly written on the board or overhead for students to view. I keep the computers screens locked until I have finished describing the objectives for the day. I also have a quote/fact from www.history.com to engage the students, if possible, a topical quote/fact.
Materials: I use Apple Remote Desktop to manage the student computers. If you are on a PC, and have the ability, I highly recommend finding/using a similar program to control the students computers.
- 45 Minutes
- Student Activity
- 30 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- AME.A.A2.1 Analyze the way in which technical design (e.g., color theory, lighting, graphic...
- AME.FS.4.4 Understand digital applications appropriate to specific media and projects.
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- VA.9-12 (proficient).AP.DPSVAV.1.1 Identify and use the principles of design to discuss, analyze, and write about v...
Objectives and Goals
- The student will be able to correctly identify the primary colors.
- The student will be able to combine the primary colors to create secondary colors.
- The student will be able to create a color wheel with a minimum of six colors.
- The student will know basic color theory vocabulary in order to identify the proper sections of the color wheel.
Activities in this Lesson
- Anticipatory Set/Engagement - Hooks / Set
Show the students a Ziploc bag that uses the Yellow/Blue strip to make Green so you know the bag is sealed. This allows students to visually see colors being mixed/created.
Teacher will pass out a ziplock bag to each student and they will record their observations when the bag is sealed. The bag will also contain the Color Wheel slices to be used later in the lesson.
- Input/Lecture - Lecture
Teacher will show a PowerPoint of basic color theory in several stages. The teacher will explain the primary colors (Red, Yellow and Blue) and how they are the basis for all other colors. This will lead into the next slide which is the mixing of primary colors to create secondary colors. Vocabulary terms will also be given so the student understands the basic concepts of the color process.
The teacher will demonstrate how to mix the primary colors in order to create secondary colors. The colors must be spaced properly in order to achieve correct color mixtures.
- Independent Practice - Independent Practice
Students will be given a handout with a basic 12 section color wheel with the 12 different color slices to place in the sections.
- Checking for Understanding - Check Understanding
Students should have the correct colors in the proper locations and be able to note if the colors are primary, secondary, tertiary or complimentary.
- Worqx Color Theory site [ Go to Site ] A website to support color theory basics
- Closure - Closure
Show a Lakers jersey and ask what type of colors these are? Primary, secondary, tertiary or complimentary colors. This lesson leads into another discussion and lesson about how color affects mood and attitude in society and our lives.
- Assessment Types:
- Demonstrations, Teacher-Made Test,
Students will create the color wheel on an individual basis properly placing the 12 colors into their correct location.
- Correctly place and label all sections - 25 pts
- Correctly place and label half of the sections - 15 pts
- Correctly place and label less than half - 10 pts
- No sections labeled or colors placed - 0 pts
- Composed of two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel.
- Hue is the color name as it appears in the color wheel; it classifies the color as primary color (red, blue or yellow) or secondary colors (green, orange or purple) and so on. Hue doesn't indicate whether the color is dark or light, strong or weak.
- Composed of one hue in many values and intensities.
- Primary Colors
- The three primary colors are red, blue, and yellow; they cannot be made by mixing any other colors.
- Secondary Colors
- The three secondary colors are made by combining two primary colors: red + yellow = orange; blue + yellow = green; and red + blue = violet
- Value is the lightness or darkness of a color, and it?s probably the most important dimension. Interior spaces need contrasting values in order to feel comfortable, and to show related within elements. Values of one single interior should be related together in order not to blend two objects of a similar value.