Students will create a color wheel using only the primary colors (watercolor pencils) and explore fonts and typography to label the sections.
Students will: design and create a color wheel by mixing the primary colors.
So that they can: grow their abilities in color mixing and color theory.
Until they can: identify the primary, secondary and tertiary colors and apply their knowledge of color and their relationships to each other to create interesting and creative color schemes.
1. 12x18 watercolor paper
4. Black Sharpies
5. Primary color, watercolor pencils
6. Paintbrushes and water
1. Using a 12 x18 sheet of paper, students place a centerpoint in a location of their choosing (as long as it is relatively close to the center)
2. Students use a ruler on their centerpoint, and draw 6 lines through the point and all the way off the paper (creating 12 sections). Sections do not need to be even.
3. Students create a center shape of their choosing
-Remind students that they will have to paint whatever they draw
-This will be the white center
4. Students will choose 3 different font styles. They will choose one font for the Primary colors, another for the secondary and a third for the tertiary.
5. Students will use the font as inspiration and write the words in pencil of the color in the correct section on the color wheel. For the tertiary colors they will write the word tertiary.
6. Students will use a black sharpie to trace over their pencil lines, including the center shape and lines inbetween each section.
7. Students will use watercolor pencils to color in the primary sections. They will press hard toward the center and lighter as the color spreads outward create value. Once colored they will paint over the section with water.
8. Students will use watercolor pencils (only the primary colors) to color in and create secondary color sections. They will press hard toward the center and lighter as the color spreads outward to create value. Once colored they will paint over the section with water.
9. Students will use watercolor pencils (only the primary colors) to color in and create the tertiary color sections. They will press hard toward the center and lighter as the color spreads outward to create value. Once colored they will paint over the section with water.
Visual assessment and help during class
Rubric for grading (attached)
Visual Arts Standard 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
[9-12 Advanced] Students initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
[9-12 Advanced] Students communicate ideas regularly at a high level of effectiveness in at least one visual arts medium
Visual Arts Standard 2: Using knowledge of structures and functions
[9-12 Proficient] Students create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems
[9-12 Advanced] Students create multiple solutions to specific visual arts problems that demonstrate competence in producing effective relationships between structural choices and artistic functions
Visual Arts Standard 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in their artworks and use the skills gained to solve problems in daily life
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
[9-12 Advanced] Students synthesize the creative and analytical principles and techniques of the visual arts and selected other arts disciplines, the humanities, or the sciences