Color Wheel Art Bulletin Board
Are you tired of boring, store-bought color wheel art posters? They don’t do much to excite students learning about color theory. For the last 20 years, I used them in my art room and not one student ever proclaimed how awesome they were. Or said how excited they were to learn about color families from using them. Or cared to refer to them while working independently. I mean, they were straight up boring!
However, on the very first day I implemented this version of my color wheel – glitter paints and all – it was received with rave reviews from both boys and girls. It’s quickly become an art room favorite!
Now when I teach a lesson on color theory, I use the size of the paint tubes to help students recall the difference between primary and secondary colors. Big tubes, primary. Small tubes, secondary. And those cute paint splatters are tertiary colors. I like to say they’re made from mixing an adjacent big and a small tube together. In addition, I use the color palettes to talk about how colors belong to different groups. Seeing all the color palettes really helps my students understand that they have so many options when it comes to pairing colors. Now, they’re much more curious how to pronounce words like analogous and monochromatic. And they want to mix them, too!
Simply print, cut, then staple it to your bulletin board. Arrange it any way you chose. I made the three primary colors touch each other in the middle and straddled the secondary colors in between those. But it will also work to have the bottoms of each tube of paint touch one another from end to end. This works best if you’re posting it on a large board.
With the range of sizes provided, you can customize your display to fit your allotted space. Simply measure the height of your space and add up the height of the paint tubes and splashes. To give you a sense of space, the large letters, tubes, splashes, and palettes would fill a bulletin board space of approx. 55” square inches. You can mix and match the sizes of these items to help it fit your space.
You Will Receive
- Paint tubes & splashes on 3 different sized papers (8.5×11,” 11×17,” and 11.7×16.5” paper)
- Letters on 3 different sized papers (4.5” letters on 8.5×11” paper, and 5” letters on 11×17” and 11.7×16.5” paper)
- Paint palettes on 8.5×11” (1 to a page or 2 to a page)
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