Lesson 5: Color
The purpose of this project is to make a whole new lesson and tutorial specifically on color for future STAs to use as reference and learn when they get to work on these projects. As you can see, this is the lesson 5 out of 9 or 10 that will be part of the new STA curriculum.
This specific lesson on color is divided into three content sections: Moods and Meanings of Color, Color as Emphasis, and Color + Type: An Advanced Hierarchy Training. I was in charged of working on the Moods and Meanings of Color section. So I got down to business. I divided this section into three main topics and two activities. The order of which I defined as follows:
- Color Theory (which included…)
- Activity #1: Creating your Color Wheel
- Which was an activity previously created by another STA for the current Color Wheel training that I supplemented in order to replace it…
- The Meaning of Color
- Where I went into the meanings and values that are usually associated with each color, like so:
- Color Schemes (which included…)
- Monochromatic / Analogous / Complementary / Triadic / Tetradic Color Schemes
- And examples on how these color schemes can be optimized by changing the saturation of the palettes to different hues, tints, tones and shades.
- Activity #2: Choosing Colors and Making a Color Scheme
- Where STAs will have to create a color scheme for each of the three situations I listed in the activity by recalling what they learned in this section of the lesson.
Other than that, I also worked on this lesson by writing down a small introduction for it. Oh, and I also wrote the section on Background info that I called History of Color which describes a brief history of Color and Color Theory from Aristotle’s to modern times.
This is still a work in progress, since there are two other sections of the lesson that my peer STAs for this project are working on, but I will make sure to update you when the KB is done and uploaded and, of course, I’ll link it.