Abstract Color Wheels: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan

Art Elements: Color

Art Skills: Mixing Colors, Painting

Making Connections: Fractions

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Who doesn’t love a fun twist on a color theory lesson? Instead of the traditional wheel, this lesson challenges students to divide their papers into geometric shapes. You can easily pull in a cross-curricular lesson with math here! In addition, this lesson will give students the experience of mixing tints and shades.

For most students, having three sections per color works well: one section for the color itself, one for a tint, and one for a shade. However, if students need a challenge, you can up that to 5 sections per color, requiring two tints and two shades. If you want to get even more complex, throw in the intermediate colors!


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