Lesson 2: Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone

This lesson will introduce students to the ways artists use color to set the tone of a painting or to convey a particular mood to the viewer.

Guiding Questions

How does color affect the impression that a work of art makes on the viewer?

Learning Objectives

Identify color schemes in paintings and discuss the ways in which color is used to convey a mood or tone in a work of art.

Understand the effects of cool vs. warm colors in establishing mood or tone in an art work.