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Title: Color Theory


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Color Theory
  • 7th Grade Art
  • Julie Whited

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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),

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Primary Colors
Red Yellow and Blue
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Secondary Colors
Orange Violet Green
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TERTIARY COLORS
  • Formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color

  • Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple,
    blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green

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Analogous Colors
Analogous colors are any three colors which are
side by side on a 12 part color wheel
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Complementary Colors
Complementary colors are any two colors which are
directly opposite each other
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Warm vs. Cool
  • Warm colors red, yellow, browns and tans
  • Cool colors - blue green, blue violet, and grays

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Lets Review
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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

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The Primary Colors are
  • Yellow, Green and Black
  • Blue, Red, and Yellow
  • Orange, Violet, and Green

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OOPS!
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Correct!
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Who played a big part in color theory history?
  • Bridgette Riley
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Leonardo da Vinci

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OOPS!
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Correct!
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Analogous Colors are created by mixing colors
that are opposite each other on the color wheel.
  • True
  • False

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OOPS!
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Correct!
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The following picture is an example of which
color scheme?
  • Warm
  • Cool
  • Primary

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OOPS!
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Correct!
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Primary and a Secondary colors mixed together
create
  • Complementary Colors
  • Analogous Colors
  • TERTIARY COLORS

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OOPS!
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Correct!
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Additional Information
  • http//www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/art/activities/games/fac
    tory.html
  • http//www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/color/overv
    iew/
  • http//www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/c
    olor/dots/index.html

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