Color Theory in Art
How have artists throughout history used color to achieve their artistic goals?
Activity 4 - Color Theory: On Your Own

Now it is time for a serious attempt at creating color relationships in your own work. We will set up a still-life of different colored objects and draw them from observation using soft pastels; observing how colors relate to each other and deciding how to neutralize the individual colors on our palette. We will finish with a class critique and short written quiz on Color Theory.

GWHS students painting cultural heritage still lifes

Cultural Heritage painting projectCultural Heritage painting project

1.1. Identify and use the principles of design to discuss, analyze, and write about visual aspects in the environment and in works of art, including their own.
Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design
1.4. Analyze and describe how the composition of a work of art is affected by the use of a particular principle of design.
Skills, Processes, Materials, and Tools
2.1. Solve a visual arts problem that involves the effective use of the elements of art and the principles of design.
2.2. Prepare a portfolio of original two-and three-dimensional works of art that reflects refined craftsmanship and technical skills.
2.3. Develop and refine skill in the manipulation of digital imagery (either still or video).
2.4. Review and refine observational drawing skills.
Make Informed Judgments
4.4. Articulate the process and rationale for refining and reworking one of their own works of art.