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Teaching Colour Theory with Adobe Color and Adobe Illustrator

I introduced the idea of colour theory to my grades 3-6s by showing them the website Adobe Color at

We explored the website and the various colour rules. I then got them to create their own colour swatch by creating their own colour theme and then writing down the RGB values of each one.

From there I had a file ready for them to open in Adobe Illustrator where they had to fill in the boxes with their colours and give it a name. The final result is what you see below.

Ocean Breeze

Here is the tutorial video of how I went about this.

This tutorial is part of a larger post over at Confessions of a Media Arts Teacher where I go into the lesson plan in more depth.

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