Lesson Plan : Mixing Colors

Teacher Name:
 Bridgette Chunn
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Arts and Crafts

Topic:
 Teaching about Primary, Secondary and Teriary Colors and How to mix them.
Content:
 Color Hue Primary Secondary Teritary/Intermediate Analogous Complementary Neutral Tints Tones Shades Monochromatic Spectrum Color Wheel
Goals:
 The students will have a better understanding of mixing colors and using acrylic paint.
Objectives:
 By the end of the lesson, each child will have made their own color wheel by mixing primary colors of acrylic paint.
Materials:
 Acrylic Paint Sketch Paper Pencil Compass Protractor Brush Water Ice Trays
Introduction:
 Go over the terms and their definitions.
Development:
 Demonstrate how to use the paint and beginning steps to mix the desired color. Have an example of color wheels. Have three students hand out materials. Mix a small amount of the darker color into the lighter. Demonstrate how to use the compass and protractor to make the spacing on the color wheel.
Practice:
 Ask students if they need any help with the mixing. Go over the steps of painting onto the paper.
Accommodations:
 Make sure to go over each step throughly so that every one understands. The lesson should take 2-3 days. Could allow 1-2 days extra for some students. Check to make sure of accurate note taking.
Checking For Understanding:
 Have a pre-test of the terms and definitions.
Closure:
 Laminate the Color Wheel and have the students keep for their portfolios.
Evaluation:
 Each student will be evaluated on how neat and organized their wheel is and they will have to label each color. There will be a test over the Color Wheel and the 5 other elements of Art.
Teacher Reflections:
 The students enjoy painting and through trial and error understand how to mix the correct amount to get the desired color. By having some of the students help their peers it allows the students to have a better understanding of the subject matter.

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