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Scenic Painting

OBJECTIVE

Students will be introduced to the concepts of color and recognize the basics of scenic painting, including:

  • What is color?
  • What is paint?
  • The tools of the trade.
  • How do we paint?

VOCABULARY

Color Mixing, Hue, Intensity. Value Tints, Shades, Primary Color, Secondary Color, Warm, Cool, Complementary, Analogous, Rainbow.

UTAH CORE STANDARDS

L1.T.CR.1
L1.T.CR.6
L1.T.P.7
L1.T.R.8

INTENDED AUDIENCE

9th - 12th Grade Technical Theatre Students

TIME

45 — 60 minutes

MATERIALS

OUTLINE

  1.  HOOK
    Provide a bundle of paint chips to each student or a group of students to use in the activity in a variety of primary color hues, tints, and shades.
    Call out the following terms while students use the paint chips to demonstrate knowledge in a formative activity. What is:

    1. Hue, Tint, shade
    2. Primary Color, Secondary Color, Warm, Cool, Complementary, Analogous, Rainbow
  2. TRANSITION
    Play Video Color Theory Practice With Rosco Scenic Sets (10:21 minutes)

  3. INSTRUCTION
    Begin Scenic Painting Presentation

    Using the presentation and the paint chips, teach the following concept:

    1. How Does Color Work?
    2. Definitions of color
    3. Color mixing
    4. What is paint?
    5. Brushes and Tools
    6. Cleaning
  4. ACTIVITY
    Using the ABCs of Art - Booklet, instruct students to use the media to complete the ABCs of Art Color Theory Handout.

ASSESSMENT

Students turn in ABC’s of Art activity to be graded with a rubric.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE

Video: Color Theory Practice With Rosco Scenic Sets
Rosco Paint site with great instructional aids

Article: Painting the scene
EdTA Article

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