This is a powerpoint presentation that I use for my studio art students. They are mixed in with my beginning class, so I have to find out ways to get them the information they need that they can view from their school ipads while I am teaching a lesson to the intro to art students. And yes, I know I don't do powerpoint very well bcs I just learned how a few days ago-this is for my students only-so no negative comments please.
Advanced Studio Art
Write down the following color scheme terms
and leave space to write the definitions
and notes for them.
Effects of color:
Subdued / Minimal
A drawing or painting that is predominately
in different shades of a single color or
Is achieved in a body of work by using
similar elements throughout the work.
Harmony gives an uncomplicated look to a
piece of artwork.
Harmonious colors are colors that work well
together to produce a color scheme that
Use of vibrant colors and thick
black lines that work well
next to each
other –but in
Use of primarily primary colors or
Two opposing colors on the color wheel that
allow each one to be made more
clear or dominant
Art that is reduced to the minimum number
of colors, shapes, lines and textures and
shows extreme simplicity.
A type of representational art in which the
artist depicts as closely as possible what
the eye sees.
Neutral colors (not included on the color
wheel) such as browns, beiges, grays,
ochres and the like that remind us of
certain earthy hues found in soil or rock.
Earth colors are made by mixing
Now it’s your turn. What color effect is this?
Did you guess Harmonious?
Remember, harmonious colors are colors that
work well together. In this case, it is bright
colors. You can see complementary colors such
as blue & orange, and yellow & a form of violet
and green with a hint of red. Although not all of
these colors are right next to other, they are in
the vicinity of each other and still help bring out
the vibrant color.
Other harmonious can be all primary colors (Red,
Yellow, Blue), all Secondary colors (Violet,
Green and Orange)
Of course, it is complementary! Blue and
Orange are used to bring each others best
qualities out. Complementary colors are
colors that are directly across from one
another on the color wheel. Every color
on there, has a complement. Other main
complementary colors are violet & yellow,
red & green. What do you think the
complementary of blue-green would be?
This one uses a Monochrome scheme of
black and white.
Monochrome can also be different shades of
1 color. This flower could have easily
been shades of violet, or reds, etc.
Now, you get to practice
what you learned!
On white 8 x 11 white paper:
• Draw 6- 3” x 3” boxes and outline them in black.
• You will put a subject matter in each box and a simplified
background. It can be different in every box (ie. an apple,
a flower, a tree, a butterfly, etc) or it can be the same in
all 6 boxes.
• Use the whole space of your box.
• Draw an example for all 6 of the color effects using
colored pencil-Monochrome, Harmonious,
Complementary, Subdued / Minimal, Realistic,
• outline the contours in thin black line.
• draw an example for all 6 of the color effects using