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ERIC Number: EJ789016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
A Semester of Color
Rabinovitch, Andrea
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n1 p21-23 Aug-Sep 2006
Every Thursday evening, ten high school students meet at the Riverdale Art Project, a New York City-based art program that the author co-founded ten years ago. Students are participating in a semester-long color workshop where they learn about color theory in a structured and engaging way. Focusing on five essential characteristics of color theory--temperature, intensity, value, primary and secondary relationships, and complementary colors--students are assigned three or four technically simple projects involving each characteristic. Since one of the most complicated color characteristics is the contrast between warm and cool colors, the author shares four lessons that can be used to teach students to be sensitive to these differences.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York