Colors on the top of a page in your sketchbook


Write the names of the following colors on the top of a page in your sketchbook.  (One color per page):  red, yellow, blue, green.   Under the name of each color mix as many variations of the color that you possibly can using your watercolor set.  Try to mix at least 10 variations of each color. Let your color swatches dry.  Under each color write one word that you identify with that particular color.  You can also add attributes that you associate with that color.  Look over your lists and think about how your symbolic associations with different colors were generated.  Are the sources of the symbolism cultural, political, religious, commercial, psychological, personal, from nature, or a combination of all of the above?

In a 250+ word essay, summarize your thoughts for each color.  Look over your terms.  Was one color easier for you to work with?  Why? (See images below) Materials:  Sketchbook, Watercolor Set Rows of red and pink squares with cursive writing between rows  Rows of different shades of green squares and cursive writing under each row  Rows of yellow squares with splashes of green and red, with cursive writing under some of the rows


Essay assignments should conform to MLA format and cite the associated reading/resource.  Use a 12-point font. Use double spacing, so there is room for me to write comments. Include your last name in the filename (example: Unit-1 AS1 Smith.)  It should be a Word (.doc or .docx) format file. To view guidelines on photographing assignments, see Guidelines for Photographing Assignments.