Color Theory Mandala or Color Wheel
This project is intended as an introduction to the basic techniques of mixing paint and colors. Students will be expected to produce a complete color wheel (or mandala design) utilizing only the primary pigments of red, yellow, and blue. The secondary colors of orange, green, and violet should be mixed through the center of the color wheel in even gradations of color and muted tones. Additionally, students will be asked to create a 5-step tint scale of each of the 3 primary colors and a 5-step shade scale of each of the 3 secondary colors. Students should follow the template below, but are encouraged to give their color wheels an aesthetic of their own creative design if they so choose.
Examples can be found to the right. The project rubric is attached at the bottom of the page.