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color wheel

finding colors

by JuliannaKunstler.com



Learn to see color schemes in images. You are going to look for analogous and monochromaric color scheems, find dominant colors and arrange the images in a color wheel. Each image will represent one of the 12 colors

You can use a printed color wheel to match the colors.

There are 12 colors you are going to look for:

  • Primary: red, blue, yellow
  • Secondary: purple, green, orange
  • Intermediate: red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green, yellow-green, red-orange, yellow-orange

Search for images in old magazines, use the stencil (viewfinder) to cutout the parts of the images to represent each of the above colors.

Arrange them in a circle on the poster board:

  • Poster board 20" x 15"
  • Color wheel size 12" x 12" (inner circle 7" x 7")


You can have multiple elements for the same color. Lay them all out. Pick your best options.