3.6 Find Me: Color Schemes

The assignment is to find images that demonstrate each of the following color schemes:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Neutral
  • Monochromatic
  • Cool
  • Warm
  • Analogous
  • Complimentary

Each image needs to have all of the colors in that color scheme.  For example, for primary colors each single photo needs to show red, yellow, and blue.

You will need two images for each color scheme; that is a total of 16 images.

These images will need to be accompanied by a label and a definition for that color scheme.

For help in understanding what these color schemes are, you may check your notes or use the internet to look up definitions or examples.

Selecting the Images
These images may come from magazines, photos, and/or images printed from the internet.  You will cut out the images you need.  Remember that you will need two images for each color scheme, for a total of 16 images.

Preparing the Paper for Mounting
Once you have selected their images, you will need to mount them. Start by taking two sheets of white paper (12”x18”) and folding each in half.  You will be using the front and back of each page, so this will give you a total of 8 sections – one for each color scheme.  Along the top edge of each section write the name of the color scheme you are going to show and the definition of that color scheme.

For help in understanding what these color schemes are, you may check your notes or use the internet to look up definitions or examples.

Attaching the Image
You may need to cut or trim the photos (using scissors) to fit the spaces they have.  If you do trim the edges, make sure that you still have to have all of the colors needed for that color scheme in the photo.  Then using either the glue sticks of the bottles of glue, put glue along the edges of the back of the image you want to use.  Images should be placed face up on the page and pressed along the edges to secure the glue.  Any excess glue should be wiped up with a paper towel.

Preparing to Turn In Your Work
The two pages should be folded together, like a book, with one page nestled inside the other.  Make sure that your name is somewhere on the front of the first page, where it is visible.  Do a double-check to make sure that you have glued down each image well, have labeled each section, and have included a definition of the color scheme.

Criteria
To be successful and receive a good grade, the students will need to do the following:

  • Correctly identify and select two images which demonstrate an asked for color scheme.
  • Place these images in a section, which is to include a label and the definition of that color scheme
  • Craftsmanship matters:  Images are to be glued down well with nicely trimmed edges and no excess glue.
  • Your work is to have your name on it.