Colour Theory

Visual Art for semester one has partly focused on colour theory for most year levels. Colour theory is both fun and useful as it is central to understanding, appreciating and creating art. Colour theory can be broken down into 3 parts – Firstly, the colour wheel which shows the relationship between primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Secondly, colour value which refers to how light or dark a colour is. Lastly there are colour schemes, such as complimentary colours which are colours opposite each other on a colour wheel that contrast to create a vibrant look.

The artworks pictured are examples of the student’s exploration of colour theory in Visual Art this semester.