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Prezi Mandala Lesson Plan

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Transcript of Prezi Mandala Lesson Plan

The Color Wheel: Additional Resources

On color theory:

On artwork and color:

Examples of mandalas and rose windows:

The Mandala
Color Wheel

Discuss the Color Wheel/Color Theory and there creators
Review the history of the Mandala
Go Over our Mandala Color Wheel Project

Navajo Indians made Mandalas out of sand to represent the impermanence of life. They also made Medicine Circles formed from rocks which resemble the Mandala structure and served as a healing place.

The Rose Windows of the Gothic era exemplify the radiance of the Mandala designed by medieval architects. Among the grandest developments of the European creative mind, these elaborate craft works represent a sacred concept of completeness and balance.

The Mandala

An Ancient Art Form

The Color Wheel/Theory: Vocabulary Key

Color Wheel — a chart that shows the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
Hue — is a pure color
Primary colors — red, yellow and blue
Secondary colors — green, purple, orange and are made from primary colors
Tertiary colors — red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-green, yellow-orange, red-orange and are made from equal amounts of a pair of primary and secondary colors
Analogous colors — colors that are next to each other on the color wheel
Complementary colors — the colors opposite to each other on the color wheel: red & green, blue & orange, yellow & violet
Tint— a color plus white, also called “pastels”
Shade — a color plus black
Monochromatic — having one color
Polychromatic — having more than one color
Achromatic — free of color
Cool Colors — the hues on the green, blue, violet side of the color wheel
Warm Colors — the hues on the red, orange, yellow side of the color wheel
Symmetry — similarity on both sides of a dividing line
Composition — the arrangement of elements including color in an artwork

Label the Color Wheel below : Colors, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Complimentary, Analogous, Warm and Cool.

Things to consider:
Creative Line Structure
Color Creation
Interesting Visual Stimulus

Create your own Mandala Color Wheel

What is a Mandala? Mandala is a Tibetan word meaning center and circle. It conveys the notion that any center is tied to its circumference and any circumference is always determined by its center. Together they represent wholeness.

Many forms of the Mandala can be found in various cultures around the world.

The Mandala is highly symbolic representations of the religious values specific to a various cultures.

Sir Isaac Newton

Johnann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sir Isaac Newton

OCCUPATION: Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicis
BIRTH DATE: January 04, 1643
DEATH DATE: March 31, 1727
EDUCATION: The King's School, University of Cambridge, Trinity College
PLACE OF BIRTH: Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
PLACE OF DEATH: London, England, United Kingdom

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

OCCUPATION: Author, Playwright, Poet
BIRTH DATE: August 28, 1749
DEATH DATE: March 22, 1832
PLACE OF BIRTH: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
PLACE OF DEATH: Weimar, Germany

Color Wheel and Color Theory
Sir Isaac Newton designed the Color Wheel in 1666 at the age of 23.
The standard color wheel is twelve colors arranged into a circle.
Since it’s creation scientists and artists have designed different variations of its concept.
The color wheel is by far the best tool to date to help us comprehend the colors that we see.
The color wheel is arranged into primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
It is a tool often used by artist as a guide when creating new colors.
The color wheel is a major concept in any color theory class or course.
It is also a tool that is utilized by many professions like Graphic Design and Art Teacher.
Color theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications - enough to fill several encyclopedias.
There are three basic categories of color theory that are logical and useful : The color wheel, color harmony, and the context of how colors are used.

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