10 Awesome Colour Wheel Projects You Need To Try

colourbundlepinFun projects to teach your kids the fundamentals of colour mixing

This week I introduced Picasso! A great way to follow our Matisse projects from start of the year. Additionally Picasso is on exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (until February 5 2017), which I would love to take my students to.
Both Matisse and Picasso are very colourful artists, however our Picasso Projects included quite a bit of painting and colour mixing. I couldn’t believe how many students still did not grasp colour mixing concepts even in Year 6! I was shocked. I did gloss over it at the start of the year but I decided we need a refresher.
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Here are 10 awesome art lessons from around the web that will definitely turn your little creators into colour mixing experts, and will surely change your classroom into a giant rainbow.

Collage Collaboration

Cut and tear magazine images and separate them into colours. Great for the first day of class, or for fast finishers.

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via frecklephoto

Pop Art Portraits

Contour line drawings are one of my favourite drawing lessons. Throw in a little Andy Warhol knowledge and you’ve got a great colour theory & art history project.

Andy Warhol Contour Line Drawings
via FeedingStickFigures

Iris Colours

A beautiful yet… kind of creepy mixed media project with painted ‘eye’ and paper collage lashes. They’re all staring!

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via JamesTownArt

Cityscape Perspective Wheel

How cool is this! Great all in one lesson on single point perspective, value, and colour.

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via KidsArtMarket

Class Portrait Mural

I’m a fan of starting the year in a big way. This is a great first day project with a big and colourful impact with minimal materials and virtually no cleanup!

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via SuffieldArt

Triangle Patterned Mural

What a stunning mural idea! As you know, I love collage and this is right up my alley. A great way to test and improve cutting skills and problem solving, all while collaborating in a fairly simple way.

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via ShineBriteZamorano

The Time For Colour

Another multi-faceted lesson including measuring and geometry, telling the time and of course colour mixing. Love the way this looks! I might even make one for myself.

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via CraftWhack

Origami Sun Catchers

Lovely spring/summer project to brighten up your windows at school.

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Who Invented The Colour Wheel?

Science, music, art, and history all in one! I love when I can show a relevant video before a lesson. It gives me a few extra minutes to distribute materials and supplies while they watch.

via HarryJones on YouTube

Meet Joe…

A cute little video with a catchy beat. It’s aimed at the younger age group and totally helps them understand colours. I showed this to all my Year 1-Year 3 classes.

via RoomOfPlasticFlowers on YouTube

Bonus Freebies!

My Colour Theory Activity Sheet will perfectly compliment any of these lessons. My students really enjoy these. Additionally, you can introduce Picasso with the Picasso Colour By Numbers Colour Theory Edition. Great for when they finish early and have extra class time. Download your free printables below!

Feeding Stick Figures - Colour Theory Activity Sheet

Feeding Stick Figures - Picasso CBN Colour Theory

Have you tried any of these art projects? Have some of your own colour theory lessons you would like to share? Leave a comment!blogbiofooter

 

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