Lesson can be adapted for Middle School or High School.
1)To understand the science of color.
2) To gain an understanding of the terminology used in color theory.
3) To apply the students understanding of three-dimensional concepts and construct a three-dimensional piece of art.
The class will be working in groups and individually through out the period. Visuals and a hands-on project will also aid in the motivation. This project also applies a multicultural aspect where students need to incorporate a design on at least one of the panels that reflects their identity or culture.
Students will begin by taking out their homework which involved a sketch and researching terminology/concepts related to color. The teacher will ask the students about these concepts and explain their meaning through a discussion, use of visuals, and a handout. Later students will have sometime to discuss their sketches and the colors that will be applied to them.
The three-dimensional drawing the students are creating will be made by taking a sheet or paper and folding it into 7 panels. Each panel has a design (one of which relates to the student's culturally). The design in the panels can repeat and preferably have a pattern. Geometric designs without small details are encouraged so the students can apply the concepts of color theory adequately. These theories are applied when panels alternate between: monochromatic (one hue with different shades and tints), primary colors (red, blue, yellow), secondary colors (orange, green, violet), complementary colors (opposite colors on the color chart: orange to blue, green to red, violet to yellow), analogous colors (blue-green, yellow-green, and yellow-orange, red-orange, blue-violet, red-voilet).
The students work will be assessed through critiques and discussions.
This lesson follows up with previous concepts that were instructed on value and neutrals.. The class will need to refer to prior lessons in order to complete the Do Now. They are also asked to refer to their previous homework which asked them to research the meaning of a tint, hue, value, analogous colors and monochromatic colors.
Create a drawing of any object that shows the difference in value of one hue.
New York City Standards of Arts Learning:
Arts Making, Literacy In the Arts, Making Connections Community and Cultural Resources, Careers and Lifelong Learning
Samples of other students work from a Freshman high school class. Images seen from front and side view. When the drawng is not opened completely it's natural fold makes it three dimentional- side views only expose certain panels, creating a new perspective.