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Lesson Plans

Color Theory -- Color Wheel

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Mon, 1 Sep 1997 10:47:32 -0400

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In ol' Color 101 and in my early painting classes I never learned that
any one primary color had to be placed on top of the color wheel. It is
more important to understand that it is a 'wheel' and that the three
primary colors are placed triangularly. I usually review this on a
blank wheel with students reviewing primary, then secondary, then
tertiary colors. However there are 'real' problems in teaching this
model and getting non-murky intensities when color mixing. I have
attached a website which explains this and communicates some other

Yours in Art & Life,
Betti L.
or on the www at

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