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Art: Color Wheel

Learn about the nature of light and colors produced by it. Learn what the color wheel is and master skills of using it. Find out what primary, secondary, and intermediate (tertiary) colors are and why it is important to know them and their place in the color wheel. Use your knowledge of the color wheel to mix various colors. Includes interactive games, quizzes, applets, animated movie, and demonstrations of the color wheel and color mixing.


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Watch an animated movie and take the quiz. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
Start with the "I Spy" story to learn basic colors then choose link by link on this page for fun color games and two offline activities. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
This lesson focuses on primary and secondary colors; provides pictures of color wheel projects. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides practical lessons for teaching students about colors and the color wheel. Includes: Color Wheel Test, Color Wheel Shuffle, Color Wheel Art, and Mix it Up! NOTE: This site includes ads.
This lesson provides a lesson for teaching students about the basic principles of color theory. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This simple lesson teaches students about the color wheel by having them create their own color wheel bouquet.
This lesson uses the color wheel to teach students about primary and secondary colors. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Find out how to mix colors and what the color wheel is. Includes "Label Me" printouts of the color wheel. NOTE: This site includes Google ads.
Learn about color. Find out why and how we see colors. Discover how hue, saturation, and brightness effect an image. Click on the "Combining All Three" link to go to the part of the site with interactive color wheel for practicing use of hue and saturation.
Read how cyan, magenta, and yellow colored dots are mixed together to produce images on paper. Click on the "Go" link and use three swatches to mix and match colors.
Here are interactive applets that demonstrate how colors interact, mix with each other, and affect images.
This page has information about color wheel, primary, secondary, and intermediate colors. It introduces readers into understanding of harmony of colors based on analogous, complementary, and nature color schemes. NOTE: The site has a link to a bulletin board. NOTE: This site includes Google ads.

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