Masterpiece Color Wheels with Phillip Martin
Lesson Plan

This project has changed over time and grown into one of my favorites. I started with initials, moved to random illustrations that classroom artists selected and finally settled upon famous masterpieces. I always like a way to slip a little Art History into a lesson!

A famous masterpiece is first reproduced in a circle that is divided into pie wedges. These wedges are to be painted in six color schemes choosing from Primary, Secondary, Intermediate, Analogous, Complementary, Cool, Warm, and Monochromatic colors.  The challenge is that I only givev Primary colors plus black and white.  For this activity you must create all other colors needed in the painting.  It is a great creative and learning experience. 


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