Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1st grade - basic color theory

This week, the first grade will be introduced to their first lessons on color theory. We will be covering Primary colors, Secondary colors, and the Color Wheel.

Primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. They are called Primary because they are the first colors; the most powerful colors. When combined in millions of different ways, they can make all the other colors that exist! Also, no other colors can combine to make them!

Secondary colors come second. They are created when two Primary colors are mixed in equal amounts. It is that equal amounts thing that gives them their special standing as Secondary colors. The Secondary colors are orange, green, and violet. Violet can also be called purple.

A Color Wheel is the way that artists organize the colors to show how they are related to each other.

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