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Warm & Cool Color Collages

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:


Students will create two separate collages--one depicting warm colors and one depicting cool colors.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Interior Design I
Strand 4 Standard 1

Identify and explain the use of color or hue. Hue is the name of a color on the color wheel


  • colored paper scraps
  • blank white paper
  • Warm & Cool Color Collage assignment sheets
  • example collages


Background For Teachers:
Please be aware that warm colors are reds, yellows and oranges. Cool colors are greens, blues, and violets.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students should be aware that warm colors are reds, yellows, and oranges. They should also know that cool colors are blues, greens, and violets.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
This activity should help to reinforce the concept of warm and cool colors as introduced in the warm and cool colors coloring lesson. Students should be able to distinguish easily between warm and cool colors once they have completed this lesson.

Instructional Procedures:
Review with your students the concept of warm and cool colors. Have students list all the warm colors (red, yellow, orange) and all the cool colors (blue, green, violet).

Hand out an assignment sheet to each student. Read through the entire assignment sheet as a class. Stress the importance of creativity and correct color usage.

Students may get hung up on pastel or fluorescent colors while working on this assignment--address that problem. If they have ANY question of whether or not a color is warm or cool, they should ask you for help, or they should just not use the color.

Show example collages so that visual learners know what is expected of them.

Turn the remainder of the class period over to them to finish their assignment.

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
This activity should be equally suited for all students...they can make it as difficult or as easy as they need it to be.

Assessment Plan:
Refer to the attached assignment sheet for the grading rubric.

USOE Curriculum Guide


Created Date :
Jul 11 2003 10:50 AM

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