Complementary Colors

Andy Warhol's artistic creations set the stage for a discussion and activity about complementary colors. Working in pairs, scholars make a color wheel that showcases primary and secondary colors. Peers take part in a gallery walk and leave positive comments on sticky-notes. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Display finished products around the classroom at Back-to-School Night or Open House 
  • Coordinate the lesson with the school's art teacher, work together to personalize it
  • Gather a collection of books on several artists that pupils can browse if they finish the activity early 
Classroom Considerations
  • Art supplies are required 
  • A master color wheel needs to be created and printed prior to conducting the lesson 
  • Encourages positive peer interaction 
  • Offers differentiation and extension ideas 
  • Some additional links are no longer available 
Common Core