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Multiple Level Smartboard

Visual Weight

Created on November 07, 2013 by jshersty

Students learn about visual weight and experiment with heavy and light colors.

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1 session; 40 minutes per session

SWBAT express how visual weight is created
SWBAT express how colors appear heavier and lighter than others

1. Rectangular shapes
2. Coloring materials

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1. Learn about visual weight (Smartboard Lesson)
2. Fill the lightest weight color in the smallest rectangle, the medium in medium size and the heaviest in the largest rectangle.
3. Lastly, a fourth color is chosen and colored in all around the rectangles, overlapping on the edges to get a painterly look. Heavy coloring, as always, looks best.

Exit Slip with the following questions:
1. What is visual weight?
2. What colors are the heaviest/lightest?

Color/Value, Proportion/Size

Crayon, Paper