Sunday, December 8, 2013

Color Wheel: Art, Perception & Science


The scientist, Isaac Newton realized that the colors of the spectrum could be seen as a circle and invented the color wheel.

Pinterest Baldauf color wheel board
online interactive color wheels
emotional color color wheel
color flashcards
color vocabulary
Few projects do I do year after year with ever group of art students...
Beginners to advance students learn something new from making a color wheel. 
Color-wheels can be done in crayon, watercolor, color pencil or any media.
Making a color wheel with color pencils shows students how color pencils can be blended. Making a color wheel with watercolor lets students learn about mixing paints. They only use red, yellow and blue watercolor paints. (I take the rest out of the set)
Beginner students I have, outline the color wheels with crayon to keep the paint in the shapes. Advance students can make their own color wheels to paint.
Color vocabulary can be covered: primary, secondary, cool & warm colors, hues, tints, shades and each of the luscious color words.
An artist loves colors, loves color wheels and looking at and creating colors in a color wheels.