Color Wheel – Color Theory

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Color Wheel – Color Theory

This blog post features all the colour art resources available on The Arty Teacher which use the color wheel.  Note that each resource always comes with two versions.  One with the spelling ‘colour’ and another with the spelling ‘color’.

First up is this free colour wheel.  The outside wheel has 12 sections which is essential for teaching color theory.  It labels primary, secondary and tertiary colours.  I laminate these so I can use them again and again.

color wheel

The complementary colors worksheet (below) which includes a small 12 sections color wheel asks students to colour in the shapes using only complementary colors.  It makes a really attractive sketchbook page or display.  It comes with a lesson plan in case you want to use it as a sub lesson.

color wheel complementary colors

This ‘Color Schemes’ worksheet below teaches so much and is a favourite with teachers and students.  It asks students to color the patterns using different color schemes.  As you can see from the picture there is a UK and US version as there are quite a few differences in the language we use!  It also comes with a 12 section color wheel where there are two on a page.  Click learn more to… learn more!

color wheel color schemes

‘Analogous Colors’ worksheet and below, ‘Harmonious Colours’ worksheet, asks students to use these color schemes to color in the shapes.  Both come with a lesson plan should you wish to use this as a sub lesson.

color wheel analogous colors color wheel harmonious colors

Click the image below to go to a free color game that you could use with your students.  It makes a great extension activity if your students have access to a computer or iPad.

color wheel color game

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