Observations from an Art Teacher. This blog is meant as a resource to share successful lessons, classroom management tricks as well as any other revelations that may occur during the course of a school day. There are also postings now and then that involve assignments for my Walden courses, Master of Education, Integrating Technology K-12.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Color Theory and Balance
These projects began as a balanced, asymmetrical design using nonrepresentational geometric and organic shapes. Once the students from Port Huron Northern High School created their original design, they transferred it to a larger piece of paper four times to create a symmetrical design. From there the students painted each square using complementary, split complementary, analagous, and monochromatic color schemes. This project allowed the students to see how colors react with each other and made it easier for them to make educated color choices in the compositions that came later in the semester.