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Color Theory Lesson Plans

Teaching color theory can be lots of fun with the right resources. But sometimes there is so much contradictory information out there, it’s hard to give your students consistent content. These 3 color theory lessons will help your students learn color theory in a cohesive way.

 

Lesson #1: What is Chroma?

In this video lesson, students will discover what chroma means and how it applies to different colors. If they have ever tried to mix a red before, but it just wasn’t the right red, this video lesson will help them discover what went wrong.

Students will also learn about the opposite of chroma, neutral. By discovering what a neutral is and how it is used, it will expand students’ ability to apply nuanced color theory in their own artworks.

 

Lesson #2 The Conflict Between Value and Chroma

 

Now that students know all about chroma from Lesson #1, they can start to evaluate how it comes into play when painting objects that are both very bright and very chromatic. There is an inherent conflict between the two, and this lesson helps students navigate making difficult color choices when painting.

 

 

Lesson #3 Color Temperature & Hue

This lesson helps students discover how the words “warm” and “cool” are used to describe different temperatures when it comes to colors. Did you know that EVERY color is both warm AND cool? This is just one of many key takeaways they will get from this video lesson.

 

What color concepts do your students struggle with learning? Let me know in the comments below.

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