“Art Lessons in the Classroom”: ArtsEd Washington Curriculum Portal

Lesson 6: Cool and Warm Colors

Description of Project:
Students use cool and warm colors to give information about time and place.

Problem to Solve:
How can choice of color tell more about the setting in art?

Student Understanding:
Selection of cool/warm colors can give information about time and place.

Learning Standards:
Visual Art
1.1.a Brainstorm collaborating multiple approaches to an art or design problem.

2.1.a Experiment with various materials and tools to explores personal interests in a work of art or design.

7.1.a Perceive and describe the aesthetic characteristics of one’s natural world and constructed environments.

7.2.a Categorize images based on expressive properties.

9.a Use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about the art-work.

10.a Create works of art about events in home, school, or community life.

Common Core ELA

2.SL.4. Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent conversations.

2.RL.7. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.


Related Examples

Washington Masterworks: from the Frye Art Museum

Photos courtesy of the Frye Art Museum.

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