Cookie lab write up

The Color Wheel Lab took place on October 17th, 2015. I was in Group 2 with Dalton, Austin and Renee. We participated and completed the lab in order to retain a better comprehension of the color wheel and the different elements within it.

The materials needed for the project were 1 piece of butcher paper, 1 bowl each of red, blue, yellow icing, 12 sugar cookies, 1 bag filled with knives and spoons, 12 plates and 12 bowls. Once we had all the supplies we started to work. First, one person went and received the butcher paper on the back counter. Next, three people walked over to Mrs.Terry and received the bowls of icing, bag of silverware, cookies, plates and bowls. Then, we placed each cookie on a plate and everyone got a knife or spoon for the icing. Then, three people each iced one cookie, the primary colors. Next, we placed the cookies in a triangle shape on the butcher paper. Then, we mixed blue+ yellow=green, blue+ red=violet, and red+ yellow=orange, to create the secondary colors. Next, we iced the colors onto three more cookies. Following that, we placed them in between the two primary colors used to create the color. Then, we mix the next colors in the final bowls to create the tertiary colors; yellow-orange, green-yellow, red-orange, red-violet, violet-blue and blue-green. Then place the final cookies in the intended places, see the below color wheel for any confusion. Finally, we ate the cookies and threw all garbage away.

The five basic color schemes are monochromatic, complementary colors, split complementary colors, triadic colors, and analogous colors. Monochromatic is when it’s talking about one color/shade. Complementary colors are when it’s straight across from each other on the color wheel; such as, red and green or orange and blue. Split complementary colors are when it’s halfway between one color and it’s complementary; such as, red and yellow-orange or violet and red-orange. Triadic colors are when a color is used with white black or grey to make a shade of that color; from red to pink. Finally, analogous colors are groups of colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and two on either side complementing, which tend to be tertiary. Knowing what these color schemes are will not only help me in class but it will also benefit me in class but it will also help me in future floral competitions and when I test for my floral certification.

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