Andy Beadon
Teacher Robotics & Computer Science

Learning About Colour

Presentation Published 1/4/17 Last updated on 7/17/18
    • This is a quick presentation that encourages student learning about colour. For this to work well students should have been given a short presentation on the ideas behind colour theory. This can be used for aspect of graphic design.

        Choose a colour

        • Tell us about it’s name
        • RGB value
        • CMYK Value
        • Hex code (#)

        Suggest at least 3 Colour Schemes using your colour as a base

          Explain the aspect of Colour Theory that informs the colour in your 3 schemes

        Create colours using yours as a base

        • 5 Tints
        • 5 Tones
        • 5 Shades

        Create a Mood Board using your colour as inspiration

        For reference and inspiration I also show students these websites.

        Adobe Colour (link)

        4096 Colour Wheel (link)

        Introduction to Colour Theory (link)

        Pantone (link)

  • Dreamweaver

    Design and develop modern, responsive websites.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

Age Levels
1+ Day
Content Standards
Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner

Access to a computer and the internet.

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