Colour and Value Grade 8 Art
What Will Be Doing? • Learn How to Use the Colour Wheel 2. What Are Values? • Learn How to Use Paint.Net and/or Paint.Net Elements • Talk about Pop Art and Andy Warhol • Create our own Pop Art Piece
The Colour Wheel • The color wheel is a visual aid which helps us understand the principles of color. • It is also an excellent tool to help create harmonious color schemes for painting, interior decorating and commercial design. It creates an orderly progression of color that helps us understand color balance and harmony.
Primary Colours • Our color wheel starts with the 3 primary colors, placed in an equilateral triangle. • The primary colours are yellow, red and blue
Secondary Colours • When any one primary color is mixed with another a secondary color effect is produced. 3 secondary colors are produced from the mixing of one primary color with another. • The secondary colors are: orange (mix red + yellow) green (mix yellow + blue) violet (mix blue + red)
Tertiary Colours • Tertiary Colors: These colors are created when mixing one secondary and one primary color. i.e. blue + violet = blue-violet. • What are some of our tertiary colours? • The tertiary colors are: yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green and yellow-green.
Complimentary Colours • Complimentary Colours are at opposite sides of the colour wheel. • When placed next to each other, complementary colors tend to look balanced and become brighter. • They are also used together in Colour Therapy to give balance. We need the balance of the electric/cool colours and the magnetic/warm colours for our well-being and smooth functioning of our bodies. • When two complements are mixed they produce a brown, or, in the case of black and white, a gray
Colour Wheel Exercise! Lay the colour wheel down in the middle of the table. Answer the questions on your handout as best you can.