Lesson 1: In Depth with the Full Spectrum

In this lesson students will be introduced to the basics of the color wheel, as well as the ways in which artists use color to guide the viewer's attention through a painting's composition.

Guiding Questions

How do artists use color to create effects of perception and to guide the viewer's eye through an artwork?

Learning Objectives

Explain the ways in which color is used to create a sense of depth in a two dimensional space

Identify the ways in which the artist uses color to draw the viewer's attention to points within the composition

Discuss the effect of color on the tone and mood of an artwork