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Color Theory

Color Theory

This "Safe Surf" rated site is geared for elementary and middle school students and teachers. There are several ways to learn about color theory here from online activities and slide shows to external links that provide interactive information about color. Examples of student artwork, work by master artists, and actual art room activities and lesson information (including goals and objectives for lessons, vocabulary, unit ideas, and quizzes) are available.

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Roger Schara
Roger Schara (Faculty)
12 years ago
This site contains an array of information for classroom use. The basic information about color and color uses is good for beginning art students, as well as, art teachers. The site is easy to follow and it does not have an over-abundance of information to confuse students. This was a good site for introducing middle-age students to color and value. The pre-made power-point presentation is a time-saving valuable tool for educators. The site featured a section on artroom activites that was used by an eighth grade art class. The thirty-five students that visited the site were asked to go into the color theory vocab site and find answers that pertained to color. As far as using the site, the students answers ranged from really easy to difficult. I received a variety of responses to the questions I asked of the students. I was surprised to learn that quite a few students prefer to learn about certain aspects of art from the website.There were some students that would prefer to learn from an instructor.
Once the students finished looking at the site they were given directions that pertained to what they learned about color and color mixing. The color theory site gave a variety of examples of student work that is always refreshing to see. I will be using this site again when I have a new classroom full of students. I do believe the visuals really help.

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Most of the site was easy to use. I found that when using the drawing program that a popup would continue to show up.
Used in course? Yes
Jane Rodgers
Jane Rodgers (Faculty)
10 years ago
According to the suthor's note, this page is no longer avilable. Hopefully it will be reborn as a new page soon, with links from the old one