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Art Project | Color Wheel Cars

Art project | color wheel cars

Hello MOCA Fam!

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be continuing our MOCA Fun Fridays by showcasing one of our Virtual Summer Camp Projects.

For this project, we’ll be talking about a few core principles of color theory to create our own grayscale wheel, and mixing primary colors to create secondary colors. You’ll also get to use your own creative process to decorate your car.
color wheels


What you’ll need:

Red, yellow, blue, white, and black acrylic paint
A paint brush
A cup of water
A paper towel
Scissors
A pencil
Two brass brads
A straight edge or a ruler
Some carton or cardboard


Steps:

First, draw out two wheels on your cardboard. Make sure they’re not going to be bigger than the car! Next, draw a separate car, and cut them out. Then poke holes into the center of the wheels, and into the part of the car where they will be.

Art project | color wheel cars / First, draw out two wheels on your cardboard. Make sure they’re not going to be bigger than the car! Next, draw a separate car, and cut them out. Then poke holes into the center of the wheels, and into the part of the car where they will be.


 

Next, take your ruler or straight edge, and draw 3 lines across your wheels, like below:
Next, take your ruler or straight edge, and draw 3 lines across your wheels

One of these will be your grayscale wheel, the other, your color wheel.


 

Take your white and black paint, and start off by painting one of the triangles, or “pizza slices” white.
One of these will be your grayscale wheel, the other, your color wheel. Take your white and black paint, and start off by painting one of the triangles, or “pizza slices” white.


 

Then, taking a little bit of the black paint, mix together a gray that is very light. Paint the triangle next to the white with this light gray

Then, taking a little bit of the black paint, mix together a gray that is very light. Paint the triangle next to the white with this light gray


 

Keep adding more and more black to your gray paint, and painting in the triangles, until you get to solid black

Keep adding more and more black to your gray paint, and painting in the triangles, until you get to solid blackKeep adding more and more black to your gray paint, and painting in the triangles, until you get to solid blackKeep adding more and more black to your gray paint, and painting in the triangles, until you get to solid blackKeep adding more and more black to your gray paint, and painting in the triangles, until you get to solid black

 

 

 

 

 

 


Put this wheel aside to dry, and after cleaning your brush and pallet, pour out your primary colors, red, yellow, and blue.
Put this wheel aside to dry, and after cleaning your brush and pallet, pour out your primary colors, red, yellow, and blue.


 

Then, starting with Red, paint one of the triangles in. Afterwards, get a bit of yellow to mix with the red, and make orange.

Then, starting with Red, paint one of the triangles in.Then, starting with Red, paint one of the triangles in. Afterwards, get a bit of yellow to mix with the red, and make orange.


 

Then, after cleaning your brush, paint in the yellow triangle
Then, after cleaning your brush, paint in the yellow triangle


 

I decided to clean my brush and paint the blue triangle and then the green triangle, because I saw how light my yellow was.
I decided to clean my brush and paint the blue triangle and then the green triangle, because I saw how light my yellow was.
I decided to clean my brush and paint the blue triangle and then the green triangle, because I saw how light my yellow was.


 

Finally, mix the red and blue to make purple.
Finally, mix the red and blue to make purple


 

Now you can paint your car any way you want! I decided I’ve really missed going to the beach here in South Florida, so I painted a Beach Car!
Now you can paint your car any way you want! I decided I’ve really missed going to the beach here in South Florida, so I painted a Beach Car!


 

Then, using two brads, pop the wheels on and you’re ready to roll!
Then, using two brads, pop the wheels on and you’re ready to roll!


What did you paint your car? Share your final color wheel car with us by tagging @mocanomi and using the hashtag #MOCAFunFridays