Color. It doesn’t get any more basic than that, right? Identifying colors is one of the first things we teach our little ones. Some of the first sight words learned are the color words. Color is a language even the smallest people understand. This free printable color wheel is a natural place to start.
The elements of art are the building blocks for being able to talk about (and create) art. (Click here to read about how I introduce the elements of art to my kiddos and get the free printable!)
Once my kids have an overview of what the elements of art are I like to focus on one element at a time, in a little more depth. Color is an obvious choice; who doesn’t love color?
This printable provides an introduction to color theory perfect for the older elementary to middle school gang. It’s done in black and white, with plenty of space for your little people to fill in their own colors!
It’s all right there!
The following vocabulary is included; primary colors, warm & cool colors, analogous colors, value, and complementary colors. Definitions are all right there on your printable for easy referral and independent student work!
The big picture….
I will be using these color wheel printables (as well as my elements of art printable) as part of a book we are making at the homeschool co-op art class that I teach. Over the course of the next few weeks I will be sharing a new element of art printable each week. Feel free to use them independently or save ’em up for a more comprehensive coverage of the elements of art!
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Feel free to print and use this color wheel in your home or your classroom. Pass it along by sharing, pinning, tweeting, or whatever your heart desires! Happy making!
Check out these other posts in my Elements of Art Series!
(Hint; we will be using these printables along with copies of student work to make a bound book!)
Check out this book list for another fun and easy way to teach about the elements of art!
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