ART CLASS

THE COLOUR

Bilingual Section

IES LLANERA

COLOUR WHEEL
Learning and using the colour wheel is one of the foundations of making art. Worksheet: The Colour Wheel Time: 2 sessions Materials: Tempera Paint, brushes, plate, glass Procedure:

Copy this figure on an A4 card and paint in the appropriate colours. You should only use the 3 primary colours: magenta, yellow and cyan blue. Use these to mix the other colours on the wheel.

Discuss the placement of the three primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) on the wheel. The primary colors are connected by the solid lines that form a triangle. There are three circles in between each primary colour. Discuss and demonstrate mixing the secondary colors (orange, green, and violet). 1. Use mixing trays to make new colors. 2. Do not pour paint from cups into trays, but scoop it out from the cup using your paint brush. 3. Make sure that you clean your paint brush before getting the next colour. 4. Attempt to mix equal amounts of each colour. 5. Mix together two primary colors and then paint that colour in the circle that is halfway between the two primary colors that were used to create it. 6. Continue until all of the secondary colors are in place.

After finishing the secondary colors the students will move on to the intermediate colors. Follow the same procedures as for the secondary colors, except this time you will be adding one primary colour to one secondary color. Paint the intermediate colour in between the primary and secondary colors that were used to create it. Continue until the entire colour wheel is complete.

ART CLASS

THE COLOUR

Bilingual Section

IES LLANERA

Vocabulary of the topic/ key vocabulary: Colours: blue, red, yellow, orange, purple, green. (primary and secondary colours) Processes: make, mix, stir, paint, rinse, dry Tools: paint, brush, Consistency: runny thick, thin, watery Tools and materials: brush, colour card, mixing tray, paint, spoon… Texture: smooth

yellow

yelloworange

yellowgreen

orange

green

orange -red

bluegreen

magenta

cyan blue

redviolet blueviolet

violet

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