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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Color & Emotion

Created on December 11, 2013 by brittkee

During a unit on Abstract Expressionism we discuss color and emotion. Students look at examples in interior design and consumer products to identify emotion and color relationships.

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1 session; 45 minutes per session

1.SWBAT: demonstrate an understanding of ways colors symbolize emotion.

3.Color Symbolism Chart

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1. Introduce the requirements and materials.
2. Students must use 10 colors, R, Y, B, O, G, P, Pink, Black,Brown, White.
3. Students must fill in each color.
4. Students must write 3 emotions for each color.
5. Students must write an object that goes with the emotions.

Color Symbolism Chart
Teacher Observations

1. Video-
2. Infographic

This lesson prepares them for a studio project that requires they use color to express an experience.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[9-12 Advanced] Students initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[9-12 Proficient] Students compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts with those of other arts disciplines as they are used in creation and types of analysis

Abstract Expressionism

English/Language Arts