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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Personalized Colour Wheel Paintings

This is a beautiful colour theory lesson perfect for the start of the year. This year I didn't manage to get to it until December for some reason though!
Grade7 - 9 students started by filling out a colour wheel- this is to be used as reference for the later steps. 

Then, on a long strip of cardstock, students design a long shape. Cut it out and this is the tracer. They trace this shape 12 times onto heavy white paper. Then they paint/colour each shape, following the colour wheel. Students could use any media they wanted to colour these- most used watercolours but others chose oil pastels, chalk pastel or tempera. 

Once dry, cut them all out. 

I pre-cut large squares of black construction paper. Students put a small circular container in the middle of the paper so they can lay their pieces around this to keep it all even. Getting the pieces spaced out evenly is, by far, the hardest part of this project. I started getting the kids to show me their composition before gluing as many of them had them unevenly spaced out. 

Grade 7 - 9 finished pieces:


Anonymous said...

Hello! This assignment looks great! DO you think students would be able to do it with pencil crayons?

Miss said...

Hi Anonymous, yes, but they won't be as vibrant unless you use a decent brand like Prismacolour and the students press hard and layer colours.
I would also do them much smaller as pencil crayons take a long time to colour areas with compared to paint.

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