Explore creating art focused on the Element of Art: Color that features drawing cats in a color wheel, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This is a free, easy to do, quick art lesson that focuses on teaching the Element of Art Color to kids. This is an easy to implement idea for kids to do as an art project at home or in the classroom. Perfect for kids from grades 2 to 7! Scroll through to follow the step-by-step, or scroll to the bottom to find the full YouTube Video tutorial embedded in this post!
What is the Element of Art: Color?
Color is the Element of Art that has to do with how light is reflected off in Object. Color Theory is how we understand the use of Color and is separated into Color Schemes and the Color Wheel.
There are three types of Colors. Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, and Tertiary colors.
Primary Colors are pure pigments that cannot be created by mixing other colors. They are: blue, red, and yellow.
Secondary Colors are colors that are created through mixing primary colors together. For example, you can mix Red and Yellow to create Orange. The Secondary Colors are Orange, Green, and Purple.
Tertiary Colors are colors that are created through mixing primary and secondary colors together. For example, you can mix red and orange together to create Red-Orange. The Primary color will always be first in the name.
How-To Draw a Cat Color Wheel Explores the Element of Art: Color
Let’s create a cat Color Wheel! Art Lessons for learning art at home or distance learning with paper and your choice of medium! Create a cute Art Project that explores the Element of Art: Color and other curricular content with this art tutorial for kids that makes learning in the classroom, e-learning, or homeschooling art easy to do. Use whatever mediums or materials that you have and follow along with this tutorial and learn how to apply the element of art, color! This is a quick and easy, hands-on drawing and art tutorial that you can do with kids at home or in the classroom. Scroll to the bottom if you would like to watch the video instead!
Use a black marker to draw your first cat at the top of the page. Dress it up however you want!
Draw your second cat in the bottom right corner. Again, dress it up in your choice of clothes!
Draw a third kitty in the bottom left corner.
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Between each of the cats, draw a cat toy with your black marker!
Color the cats with primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue.
Use your CHOICE OF MEDIUM to MIX primary colors to make your secondary colors.
No matter what mediums you are using, you will color each toy with BOTH colors on either side of the toy.
For example, in the picture below, the FISH TOY is between the RED and YELLOW cats. I first colored the Fish Toy with RED, then colored YELLOW over it and the toy turned into the secondary color: ORANGE.
MIX COLORS directly on the toys to make Secondary Colors:
Blue + Yellow = Green
Blue + Red = Purple
Red + Yellow = Orange
Use white and black pencil crayons or wax crayons to shade and highlight your cats and their toys in your cat Color Wheel!
You’re now done!
Once your done adding highlights and shadows, your artwork is complete. Sign your name and display it! Put it in a frame and place it in your home or classroom for color wheel themed artwork that explores the Element of Art: Color.
Watch the YouTube Video Tutorial!
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