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Color Theory. 7 th Grade Art Julie Whited. Introduction. Color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual impact of specific color combinations

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color theory

Color Theory

7th Grade Art

Julie Whited

introduction
Introduction
  • Color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual impact of specific color combinations
  • Color theory principles first appear in the writings of Alberti (c.1435) and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci(c.1490),
primary colors
Primary Colors

Red Yellow and Blue

secondary colors
Secondary Colors

Orange

Violet

Green

tertiary colors
TERTIARY COLORS
  • Formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color
  • Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green
analogous colors
Analogous Colors

Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12 part color wheel

complementary colors
Complementary Colors

Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other

warm vs cool
Warm vs. Cool
  • Warm colors – red, yellow, browns and tans
  • Cool colors - blue green, blue violet, and grays
directions
Directions
  • Read each question or statement carefully
  • Pick an answer
  • If you choose a wrong answer, click the arrow key to return to the question
  • If you choose the correct answer, click the arrow key to move on to the next question
the primary colors are
The Primary Colors are:
  • Yellow, Green and Black
  • Blue, Red, and Yellow
  • Orange, Violet, and Green
who played a big part in color theory history
Who played a big part in color theory history?
  • Bridgette Riley
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Leonardo da Vinci
analogous colors are created by mixing colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel
Analogous Colors are created by mixing colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.

True

False

primary and a secondary colors mixed together create
Primary and a Secondary colors mixed together create:
  • Complementary Colors
  • Analogous Colors
  • TERTIARY COLORS
additional information
Additional Information
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/art/activities/games/factory.html
  • http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/color/overview/
  • http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/dots/index.html