This lesson is intended for Color Wheel Introduction, Color Wheel Review, Vocabulary and Color Mixing. I’ve used this lesson in my 7th Grade Art Classroom, but could easily be done starting at 4th grade.
We began by filling in the Color Wheel together using crayons or markers and filled in the sheet on Color Theory together, as well. I could easily see both of these sheets going home as homework, so that the Color Mixing page could be completed in class with tempera paint, during the following class period.
Page One – Color Wheel – students will fill in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple with crayons or markers and the definition of color wheel for vocabulary.
Page Two – Color Theory – students will fill in the primary, secondary and complementary colors with crayons or markers, as well as, definitions of these three terms.
Page Three – Color Mixing – students will fill in the primary colors with tempera paint and then mix and fill in the secondary colors.
This is a great warm up for the first days or week of Art Class. You get in a little vocabulary intro or review and the students get the joy of painting right away! Win, Win for everyone! I know my students love painting!
I’ve included instructions, worksheets and posters to hang up (they display what materials go with which worksheet to avoid confusion)