paint 101

Color Wheel 1: Traditional Students will create a two-dimensional color wheel using gouache or acrylic containing the primary, secondary and tertiary colors, 12 in all. All secondary and tertiary colors must be mixed using the three primary colors (except violet in acrylic). Students must mix all secondary and tertiary colors using the primary colors; do not use any white or black paint. The 12 colors should be shown approximately in the correct order, with complementary colors across from one another. The overall design, scale, shape and composition of the color wheel are up to the student. It is recommended that students paint their individual color swatches on Bristol Board, heavy poundage paper, canvas, wood or any other substrate. Students can then cut swatches into shape(s) of their own design then mount them to an appropriate substrate likely a white, black or neutral gray board. The overall design for Color Wheel 1 should be a minimum of 12” x 12”. These should be well crafted, well mixed and innovative in both design and layout. Color Wheel 2: Non-TraditionalColor Wheel 2 is an open-ended project for students to explore color in the real world. Students are asked to find or create a color “wheel” using ready made or altered objects and surfaces. Any material may be used including but not limited to chalk, cereal, candy, ice, dyed hair, make up, light bulbs, t-shirts, shoes, stuffed animals, thread, balloons etc. The resulting design may be 2D, 3D or 4D in nature and may be presented through the actual piece itself or documentation such as photographs, digital prints, audio, video, performance or other project artifacts. You will be graded more on innovation and presentation rather than literally representation or color accuracy. Craftsmanship matters, if presenting a photograph or digital image, print it out on quality paper of a good size. If creating a video, please edit it appropriately. Present it in a manner that you would use in a gallery or working with an important client. There is no minimum or maximum size. Colors depicted may not be exact or literal; colors may not be in perfect order and may look little like your previous color wheel. Consider what color means, potential metaphors and symbolism.Vocabulary: Hue, Tint, Tone, Shade, Primary Color, Secondary Color, Tertiary Color, Complementary Color, Warm Color, Cool Color, Analogous Color, Monochromatic, Intensity, Substrate, Ephemeral, Site Specific, Cones, Rods, and Retina.