Printables: Color Study
It is always best for the student to draw the assorted boxes and color wheels, however, if class time is short, you may print the handouts for your students and children. You may link to this web page: http://donnayoung.org/art/color-handouts.htm.
The child should use the 3 primary
colors: red, yellow, and blue to paint the color wheel. The child
should learn to mix the colors to get the other needed colors.
red and yellow=orange, blue and yellow=green, blue and red=purple
Simplistic color wheel, it's not even called a color wheel. The terms used are primary colors, secondary colors, cool and warm colors.
Student colors the circles as implied on the worksheet. Three files below.
Primary and Secondary "Color Wheel"
Same as above except with warm and cool colors noted
To Intermediate (Tertiary)
Ives Color Wheels
To Draw a Color Wheel:
Draw a large circle, a plate could be used as a template. Find the center of the circle and draw a line across the center. Lay a protractor on the line and mark at 30 degree increments. Draw lines on the 30 degree marks through the center to the other side of the circle to make the wedges of the color wheel.
Ives Color Wheel
This color wheel has various sized circles which makes color placement a little easier.
Ives Color Wheel
This color wheel is the pie type, there are no indicators of where colors go.
Mixing and Comparing
Comparing to see the effect of certain colors have on each other.
See Using Comparison Boxes
Scale Charts for practicing tints, shades, and tones gradation. See Using Scale
And We have Boxes
What does one do with boxes in color theory? First decide what sort of limited palette (color harmony) or color scale to mix. Mix the colors and paint one box with each color. Later, the boxes can be cut apart and placed on a board or paper that is labeled with the type of color group that it is. This makes a nice presentation for your color mixing practice.