Visual Arts Stand Alone: Color Theory

In visual arts arts class this unit, Y3 students are working with the central idea: colors are used and interpreted in a variety of waysThey will be assessed on the visual arts learning outcome: (creating) identify, plan, and make specific choices of materials, tools, and processes. 

In Y3, students learn about primary colors, secondary colors, warm & cool colors, complementary colors, and shades & tints of colors as shown below:

Students have been learning about color theory by mixing primary color watercolor paints, tempera cakes, and tempera paints together. They have created their own color wheels using paint and colored circles.

This week, students began sketching on paper plates. They will be choosing watercolor paint, tempera cakes, or tempera point add color to their plates. They will also be choosing specific color schemes. Eventually, students will use these plates to create a loom and weave in a circular pattern using yarn.