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ColourWheel class 2

In this assignment you learn what colour is:

Here is some general information on colour:
Click at the  green button (what is colour) below  and click on it.
or read the text below.

Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them.

To see colour, you have to have light. When light shines on an object some colours
bounce off the object and others are absorbed by it. Our eyes only see the colours
that are bounced off or reflected.

The sun’s rays contain all the colors of the rainbow mixed together. This mixture is
known as white light. When white light strikes a white crayon or marker barrel, it appears
white to us because it absorbs no colour and reflects all colour equally. A black crayon or marker
cap absorbs all colors equally and reflects none, so it looks black to us. While artists consider
black a colour, scientists do not because black is the absence of all colour.

All light rays contain colour. Light is made of electromagnetic waves. These waves spread out
from any light source, such as the sun. Light waves travel at tremendous speed (186,000 miles
or 300,000 kilometers per second). Different colours have different wavelengths, which is the
distance between corresponding parts of two of the waves. The longest wavelength of light that
humans can see is red. The shortest is violet. Ultraviolet has an even shorter wavelength, but
humans cannot see it. Some birds and bees can see ultraviolet light. Infrared has a longer
wavelength than red light, and humans can not see this light but can feel the heat infrared generates.

 Read the text carefully and try to solve the crosswordpuzzle test 1(green button op top of this page)

If you don't know the meaning of a word in the text above,just select the word. At the right-hand side
of the screen a dictionary will pop up.  (on top of the dictionary page: fill in English- English)

In this instruction:

you will learn about the primary colours:

primary colours

the secondary colours:

secondary colours


and the teriairy colours:

teriary colours

- You will learn how to mix them.

- You will learn about  tints and shades:

- You will  learn what 'tone' means:


tone of a  colour




You will learn about complementary colours.

complementary colours



You will learn about  what a 'limited palette' means
limited palette 




You will find out how to paint in an opaque way.



You can't ?????

You will find out how to paint in a transparant way.

transparant water colour

You will learn what a water colour is.

watercolour painting


You wil be a taught  how to make a

 'wash'  (click on the clip below)

 Assignment 1

Watch the youtube  instruction clip and listen carefully to the instruction.

First click on the button test 2 below and fill in what type of colour is shown(primary/secondary/tertiary),
then click on the button test 3 below and fill in the gapped text.

Here's another nice gapped text you can try.


Lots of artists paint with untidy brushmarks

 and thick paint

splodged on. 










Clilstore What is colour?test 2test 3test 1test 4

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