Digital Art
60 mins
130 points
What you need:
Pen & Paper

Exploring the Color Wheel

In this lesson, you will learn about the color wheel and how different colors can be combined to create new ones.
Learning Goals Learning Outcomes Teacher Notes

1 - Introduction to the Color Wheel

Let's start by learning about the color wheel. The color wheel is a circular diagram that shows the relationship between different colors. It helps us understand how colors are related and how they can be combined to create new ones.

2 - Primary Colors

Primary colors are the main colors that can't be made by mixing other colors. There are three primary colors:

  1. red
  2. yellow
  3. blue

3 - Exploring Secondary Colors

Secondary colors are created when we mix two primary colors together. Let's explore the three secondary colors and how they are made:

  1. Green: Mix blue and yellow together.
  2. Orange: Mix red and yellow together.
  3. Purple: Mix red and blue together.

4 - Discovering Tertiary Colors

Tertiary colors are the colors you get when you mix a primary color with a secondary color. The word 'tertiary' means 'third' in order, so these colors come after primary and secondary colors. There are six tertiary colors:

  1. red-orange
  2. yellow-orange
  3. yellow-green
  4. blue-green
  5. blue-purple
  6. red-purple

5 - Create Your Color Wheel

Now that you know about primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, let's make a color wheel! Follow these steps:

  1. Take a blank piece of paper and draw a big circle on it.
  2. Divide the circle into 12 equal parts, like a pizza.
  3. Color in the primary colors using crayons, colored pencils, or markers.
  4. Color in the secondary colors.
  5. Color in the tertiary colors.

This fun activity will help you see how all the colors fit together on the color wheel!

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