In 6th grade classes our exercises on color theory proceed with the analysis of the color wheel. We made a painting in order to understand how to get all the colors of the color wheel, using only the three primary colors. First we have “turned” the color wheel into a star.
With a ruler we drew a small central triangle from which branch off the three triangles of primary colors. On these first “arrows” we built those of the secondary and tertiary colors.
On the three tips at the center we painted, with acrylics, the primary colors, and then we mixed them in the right proportions, to create the secondary and tertiary colors. The final touch was to paint the black background, to give more brightness to the colors.