Unit 3-Color Theory Introduction

For unit 3 we are focusing on color theory. This unit will review basic color mixing using the three primary colors to create the secondary and tertiary colors.



Students will create a value scale of tints, shades, tones of a single color in 20% increments.

Student will use this experience to develop a summative assessment that clearly demonstrates their knowledge and understanding of color mixing and expressive qualities. Each student will create an expressive color ‘wheel’ using their unique creativity and interests. Samples of expressive color ‘wheels’ include but are not limited to the following:


Students are encouraged to search the internet and their immediate environment for inspiration but are discouraged from copying directly.

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