Welcome to our Color Theory unit!
For the next couple of weeks, we are going to explore the many ways that Illustrator allows you to enhance your artwork with color. We are also going to explore color theory and the different meanings colors have for different groups. With this knowledge, you will be able to more effectively communicate your desired message to everyone who looks at your artwork.
Use web resources to identify and explain the concepts of Color Theory and Color Harmonies.
Student-Friendly Learning Target:
I can use the Internet as a resource to discover the meanings of color theory vocabulary terms.
- Color Theory
- Color Harmonies
- Color Wheel
- Primary Colors
- Secondary Colors
- Tertiary Colors
- Split Complementary
- Swatches Panel
Use the websites below to read about and define the following Color Theory terms:
Sensational Color – Color Theory: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/category/understanding-color/theory
Sensational Color – Getting to Know the Color Wheel: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/understanding-color/color-theory/know-color-wheel-806#.Uup6bPZgMQU
Sensational Color – Color Harmonies: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/understanding-color/theory/color-relationships-creating-color-harmony-1849
Sensational Color – Color Relationships: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Hues: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/understanding-color/theory/color-relationships-primary-secondary-tertiary-hues-1842#.WJirBvkrKUk
Sensational Color – Color Temperature: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/understanding-color/color-theory/color-temperature-warm-cool-relative-815#.Uup7XvZgMQU
After you have visited the websites, create a new Illustrator Web document with four default-sized artboards, on the first (upper left) artboard, use a headline and a subhead (large font, then smaller font) to write the following vocabulary words along with their definitions:
- Color Harmony
- Primary Colors (Hues)
- Secondary Colors (Hues)
- Tertiary Colors (Hues)
- Warm Colors
- Cool Colors
- Primary Triad
- Secondary Triad
- Split Complementary
When you have found and written all your definitions, save your document. We will continue to work with this document tomorrow.
Assigned: February 11th, 2019
Due Date: February 15th, 2019