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SUBJECT: Visual Arts GRADE LEVEL: 1

STANDARD AND GRADE LEVEL INDICATOR:


(1PR) Demonstrate beginning skill and craftsmanship in the use of art materials and tools.
UNIT: Expression Through Color
LESSON 3: Mixing Colors
TIME: 60 minutes
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
By the end of this lesson students will know what colors mix together to make secondary
colors (red+yellow=orange, red+blue=violet, blue+yellow=green), and mix colors to create a
color wheel.
PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE/SKILL:
Knowledge of primary colors
Painting procedures
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:
Review primary colors
Discuss how colors relate
Review painting procedures
Demonstrate color mixing
Read Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet
Instruct Color Wheel Turtle project

Differentiation:
-Low-Performing
Include handout with pictures of color equations for reference
-ELL
Include handout with pictures of color equations for reference
-Gifted
Enrichment activity: students may include tertiary colors on color wheel
LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
Participate during review on primary colors
Participate in discussion on secondary colors and color mixing
Listen to book
Mix secondary colors
Create Color Wheel Turtle

Differentiation:
-Low-Performing
Use color mixing equation handout for reference
-ELL
Use color mixing equation handout for reference
-Gifted
Mix tertiary colors
MATERIALS:
Visual aids (Primary colors, secondary colors, color wheel)
Mix It Up! By Herve Tullet
Tempura paints
Paint cups
Paint trays
Paintbrushes
Water cups
Paper towels
Watercolor paper 8x12
Black permanent markers
Completed Turtle Color Wheel Example

Differentiation:
-Low-Performing
Color Mixing Equation handout
-ELL
Color Mixing Equation handout
-Gifted
Color wheel with tertiary colors
ASSESSMENT:
Teacher will ask questions during discussion, observe and help students as mix paint and
create turtle color wheels

Differentiation:
-Low-Performing
Use objective checklist to ensure aspects of assignment are completed
-ELL
Informal progress checks and discussion
-Gifted
Assessment of color wheel including tertiary colors
LESSON TIMELINE:
2 minutes-Greet class and settle students at seats
1 minute-Invite students to sit down in carpet area.
2 minutes- Review primary colors
8 minutes- Read Mix It Up! By Herve Tullet
3 minutes- Explain students will be mixing colors and creating Turtle Color Wheels;
show completed example
1 minute- Assemble students around center instruction table
5 minutes- Review painting procedures and demonstrate mixing colors
5 minutes- Demonstrate how to create Turtle color wheel and remind students about
color relation and placement
1 minute- Students return to desks
4 minutes- Teacher distributes individual painting trays with all necessary supplies
14 minutes- Students work on mixing colors and creating Turtle Color Wheels while
teacher facilitates
8 minutes- Teacher signals end of studio time and has students clean up by tables
5 minutes- Students return to desks and reflect on activity.
1 minutes-Students lined up and dismissed.
SUBJECT: Visual Arts GRADE LEVEL: 1
STANDARD AND GRADE LEVEL INDICATOR:
(1PR) Demonstrate beginning skill and craftsmanship in the use of art materials and tools.
(1RE) Recognize and point out the strengths in their artworks and how the work could be
improved.
UNIT: Expression Through Color
LESSON 4: Turtle Color Wheels continued
TIME: 60 minutes
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
By the end of this lesson students will mix primary colors to create secondary colors, and
create a Turtle Color Wheel.
PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE/SKILL:
Knowledge of primary colors and secondary colors
Color mixing
Painting procedures
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:
Review secondary colors and color mixing
Review painting procedures
Facilitate during studio time
Lead reflection

Differentiation:
-Low-Performing
Include handout with pictures of color equations for reference
-ELL
Include handout with pictures of color equations for reference
-Gifted
Enrichment activity: students may include tertiary colors on color wheel
LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
Participate during review on secondary colors and color mixing
Mix secondary colors
Create Color Wheel Turtle
Respond to art work created

Differentiation:
-Low-Performing
Use color mixing equation handout for reference
-ELL
Use color mixing equation handout for reference
-Gifted
Mix tertiary colors
MATERIALS:
Tempura paints
Paint cups
Paint trays
Paintbrushes
Water cups
Paper towels
Students Turtle Color Wheels
Black permanent markers
Completed Turtle Color Wheel Example

Differentiation:
-Low-Performing
Color Mixing Equation handout
-ELL
Color Mixing Equation handout
-Gifted
Color wheel with tertiary colors
ASSESSMENT:
Teacher will ask questions during discussion, observe and help students as mix paint and
create turtle color wheels, give feedback to students on completed work.

Differentiation:
-Low-Performing
Use objective checklist to ensure aspects of assignment are completed
-ELL
Informal progress checks and discussion
-Gifted
Assessment of color wheel including tertiary colors
LESSON TIMELINE:
2 minutes-Greet class and settle students at seats
1 minute- Assemble students around center instruction table
5 minutes- Review painting procedures, color mixing and show completed example
assignment.
1 minute- Students return to desks
4 minutes- Teacher distributes individual painting trays with all necessary supplies and
Turtle Color Wheels
27 minutes- Students work on mixing colors and creating Turtle Color Wheels while
teacher facilitates
8 minutes- Teacher signals end of studio time and has students clean up by tables
1 minutes- Students return to desks
10 minutes- Teacher shows students completed works and guides discussion with
feedback
1 minutes-Students lined up and dismissed.