Reinventing the Color Wheel

Ah, the classic color wheel…if you need a little refresher, you can head over to A Little’s Color Theory to brush up.

We talk about it all the time in class. The trouble is the basic wheel can get pretty boring so I challenged the kids to invent something other than a wheel to practice their color theory. The results were surprisingly fun.


We used chalk pastels for our color objects for no particular reason other than to try out a new media. It was messy but mess is good! Afterward, we used a fixative to prevent the pastels from smearing (at least, more than it already had). Hairspray will work just as well if you don’t have any fixative on hand.

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