Holly Ellis
Grade 6

Course Description


Unit 5 - Color Theory & Painting


Elements of Art: Color
Principles of Design: Variety, Emphasis

Example of Finished Artwork:

Content Objective: 
We will create a unique watercolor painting using the Elements of Art: Color, and then choose an area of Principle of Design: Emphasis & Variety  to punch out a shape for the collaborative watercolor collage art piece for the Artrageous Silent Auction. 

I will create a unique watercolor painting to submit for the collaborative watercolor collage art piece for the Artrageous Silent Auction.

Language Objective: 
Listening: Demonstrate how to blend watercolors using the wet on wet technique and allowing the colors to naturally blend together by tilting the paper.
Learning Strategies: Learn how to collaborate with others in art.
Speaking: Students will speak to each other about laying our their collaborative piece with color choice and position.

Direct Instruction/Lesson Presentation: 
Day 1 – demonstrate the wet on wet watercolor technique. Allow students to paint their watercolor strip, let dry overnight.

Day 2 – demonstrate how to look for area of emphasis and have students punch out their area of emphasis using the shape hole puncher provided.

Day 3 – talk about composition. Have students work collaboratively to lay out their design thinking of color, patterns and shapes.glue down, modge podge and done!

Scripted Questions: 
What is color?
What is a color wheel?
What is a color scheme?
What is color theory?
How can you create contrast?
How does color affect mood?
Why does the artist need to understand color harmony?
What different media can an artist use in painting?
What are different techniques that can be used?
How does the artist consider which method of painting is best for their art style?
How does an artist’s series show style based on their palette?

Art Vocabulary:
Color: primary colors, secondary colors, intermediate/tertiary colors, warm colors, cool colors, color scheme, monochromatic, analogous, triad, complementary, split complementary, neutral, tints, shades, intensity, hue, tone, harmony, mood, emphasis, contrast

Painting: oil-based paints, water-based paints, tempera paint, palette, transparent, opaque, translucent, abstract, texture, palette knife, impasto, resist, underpainting, acrylic paint, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry brush, glaze, wash, matte, luminous, layering, stippling, watercolor 

Assessment of learning (formative/summative):
The students created a collaborative watercolor collage using the Elements of Art: Color and Principles of Design: Variety and Emphasis to submit for the Artrageous Silent Auction.

Lesson Materials: 
Large strips of watercolor paper, 3 different shape hole punchers, watercolors, watercolor brushes.