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Element of Color

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
8 class periods that run 45 minutes each.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students experiment to create a color using primary colors and black and white. They learn the color wheel and values.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Fashion Design Studio
Strand 2 Performance Objective #3

Create a color wheel identifying primary, secondary, and tertiary/intermediate colors, the warm and cool colors, and tints and shades. (*STEM: Math, Science)

Career Connections:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator

Described in the lesson plan.

Background For Teachers:
Knowledge of the color wheel, values, schemes, and mixing colors.

Student Prior Knowledge:
None. This lesson teaches the color wheel also.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will understand the importance of the color wheel; values in design; and how to mix colors to create any color using black, white and the primary colors. They will also learn the color values and their effects on the body.

Instructional Procedures:
Use the attached lesson plan which includes a timeline and all activities.



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Assessment Plan:
Rubrics and Quiz are provided in instructional attachments. Directions are in lesson plan attached.

Judith Rasband Fashion Curriculum

Rebecca Parkinson

Created Date :
Jun 16 2005 14:12 PM

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