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ART CLASS THE COLOUR Bilingual Section IES LLANERA

COLOUR WHEEL
Learning and using the colour wheel is one of the foundations of making art.
Worksheet: The Colour Wheel
Time: 2 sessions
Materials: Tempera Paint, brushes, plate, glass
Procedure:
• Copy this figure on an A4 card and paint in the
appropriate colours.
You should only use the 3 primary colours: magenta,
yellow and cyan blue.
Use these to mix the other colours on the wheel.
• Discuss the placement of the three primary colors (red, yellow, and
blue) on the wheel. The primary colors are connected by the solid lines
that form a triangle. There are three circles in between each primary
colour.
• Discuss and demonstrate mixing the secondary colors (orange, green,
and violet).
1. Use mixing trays to make new colors.
2. Do not pour paint from cups into trays, but scoop it out from the
cup using your paint brush.
3. Make sure that you clean your paint brush before getting the next
colour.
4. Attempt to mix equal amounts of each colour.
5. Mix together two primary colors and then paint that colour in the
circle that is halfway between the two primary colors that were
used to create it.
6. Continue until all of the secondary colors are in place.
• After finishing the secondary colors the students will move on to the
intermediate colors.
• Follow the same procedures as for the secondary colors, except this
time you will be adding one primary colour to one secondary color.
• Paint the intermediate colour in between the primary and secondary
colors that were used to create it.
• Continue until the entire colour wheel is complete.
ART CLASS THE COLOUR Bilingual Section IES LLANERA

Vocabulary of the topic/ key vocabulary:

Colours: blue, red, yellow, orange, purple, green. (primary and


secondary colours)
Processes: make, mix, stir, paint, rinse, dry
Tools: paint, brush,
Consistency: runny thick, thin, watery
Tools and materials: brush, colour card, mixing tray, paint,
spoon…
Texture: smooth

yellow yellow-
orange

yellow-
green orange

orange
green -red

blue-
green magenta

cyan blue
red-
violet

blue-
violet violet