The Color Wheel
The Emotions Colour Wheel
Step 1: Using a white paper and pencil, trace 12 circles of the same size. Then use a black marker to go over the circles.
Step 2: With a Palette of the 3 primary colors only, explore the mixing of colors to first create the secondary colours and then further mix them to obtain more colours.
Primary Colours: Yellow, Red and Blue
Secondary Colours: Green, Violet, and Orange
-Cut out each of the painted circles. Trace a large circle in the center of a white sheet of paper.
-Place the painted circles around the borders of the traced larger circle, and place them in the right chromatic order
-Then Glue them onto the paper.
-Using a black marker, outline the painted circles in black, and connect them to a wheel. Add lines, patterns and designs within the circle or background.
Art Therapy Theme: Paint faces with different emotions for each of the colours.
The Personalized Colour Wheel
Step 1: Cut out a shape to trace
Using cardboard or paper draw a shape you would like to use for your colour wheel.
Step 2: Trace a circle in the center of the page using a pencil. Then trace the shape you cut out around the circle.
Step 3: After tracing label the colours in the right order of the colour wheel.
This is an important step to guide you in not making a mistake, as the colour wheel follows a specific order.
Step 4: Paint the colours in the right order
Consult an example of a colour wheel to make sure you got the right order.
Step 5: Outline the Colour wheel with a black sharpie
You can add lines, patterns or designs to make your design even more personalized.
Example of Student Work
Emotions Colour Wheel
Personalized Colour Wheel
Warm Colour Wheel
Student's of John Grant School