Creating a color wheel from scratch is a valuable exercise that can be successfully accomplished by the youngest art students. When students map out their own color wheels instead of completing a coloring sheet, it gives them a sense of ownership. This also provides students with extra practice to create shapes and different types of lines. This downloadable zip file includes a PowerPoint presentation that will demonstrate step-by-step how to draw a six part color wheel. After students draw their color wheels, they will fill in their colors wheels with the primary colors first and then secondary colors. The PowerPoint demonstrates the locations of the colors to assure student success. Furthermore, there are extra slides to show how to categorize the warm and cool colors.
In addition to the follow-along PowerPoint instructions, this zip file includes a PDF lesson plan. This activity aligns with the National Fine Arts Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
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