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  1. Color By: Charei Rosenvall Edited by: Melissa Bateman

  2. What is Color? • Color is reflected light • It is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, yellow, blue and others. • Color derives from the spectrum of light interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors.

  3. The 3 Categories of Color • Primary colors • Red, Yellow, and Blue • Secondary colors • Green, Orange, and Violet • Tertiary or Intermediate colors • Red/ Orange, Yellow/ Orange, Yellow/ Green, Blue/ Green, Blue/ Violet, Red/ Violet.

  4. What do we know about circles? • One curved line that connects • Lids are circles • Pizzas, pies, and cakes are circles • Symbolic- sign for eternity or unity like a wedding ring • Used to show percentages in a pie chart

  5. What do we know about circles? • Used to show percentages in a pie chart • Used to keep time like on a clock, every 30 degrees represents 5 minutes. • Used to teach angles • Used to show relationships as a color wheel

  6. How many degrees in a circle? • there are 360 degrees in a circle, that there are 90 degrees in a right angle • scientists, engineers, and mathematicians it is usual to measure angles in radians.

  7. The Color Wheel • The color wheel is an organization of color hues around a circle, showing the relationships between the Primary colors, Secondary colors, Tertiary/ Intermediate colors, complementary colors, and color schemes. • It is the Brewster color system based on the 3 Primary colors

  8. The Primary Colors • The Primary colors are: • Red • Yellow • Blue • They are the only set of colors that are unable to be created by a combination of other colors. • However, they can be combined to make a useful range of color. • Secondary colors • Tertiary/ Intermediate colors

  9. The Secondary Colors • The Secondary colors are: • Green • Orange • Violet • They are created by mixing equal amounts of 2 Primary colors

  10. The Tertiary/ Intermediate Colors • The Tertiary/ Intermediate colors are: • Red/ Orange • Yellow/ Orange • Yellow/ Green • Blue/ Green • Blue/ Violet • Red/ Violet • They are created by mixing equal amounts of 1 Primary color and 1 Secondary color.

  11. Neutrals or “Uncolors” • Neutrals are colors not found on the color wheel. • They do not effect color schemes. • Some Neutrals are: • Brown • White • Black • Beige • Taupe • Off- White • They are important to all color schemes. • Warm neutrals are easier to work with than cool neutrals.

  12. Warm & Cool Colors • Colors may be classified as warm or cool.

  13. What’s So Great About Color? • There is no such thing as good or bad color. • Color is everywhere. Everything we visually see has color. • Color can affect peoples emotions. 

  14. Get a laptop Got on the internet and use the following website to complete the worksheet:

  15. The Magic Of ColorRead book pgs 408-414 Write vocabulary words and terms: Pigments Hue Intensity Complement Value Tint Shade Tone

  16. Assignment Instructions • Create a color wheel identifying primary, secondary, and tertiary/intermediate colors. • Create or show use of tints, tones and shades.

  17. Use a compass to draw a circle with a 3 ½ ish radius • Using a protractor, divide your circle into 12 segments which are 30 degrees each.

  18. To make your color wheel • Be as professional as possible, you won’t get a second chance with this assignment • Don’t waste paint, don’t paint other people or things. If you spill clean it up immediately. • Work on this assignment in class, you will not be allowed to turn this in late. • Use professional lettering techniques to label each color, tint, tone, shade, and classification of each color • This includes using only black sharpie to label. No pencil or colored marker.


  20. Paint your red but don’t use all of it • You will be using some of this to mix your other colors • Rinse your brush • Paint your yellow but don’t use all of it • You will be using some of this to mix your other colors • Mix your orange out of the red and yellow • Make sure you leave enough orange to add more red to half of it and more yellow to the other half. This process will be repeated with yellow and blue Also with blue and red

  21. Tint, tone, shade • On a separate page you will show the progression of a tint, tone, and a shade. • Gradually add white for a tint • Gradually add grey or the colors complement for a tone (you will need to create that color) • Gradually add black for a shade.

  22. Extra credit • Select a paint chip from the box • Mix paint to match the paint chip exactly • Mount your paint chip and a 2x2 square of your mixed paint on card stock and label each. • Paint chip • Mixed paint • If you have spare time and want to earn more extra credit you may do more than one.