Painting with Neutral Colors Like Andrew Wyeth 2nd Ed. Lesson Plan


Learn about Wyeth, Color Theroy, and Neutral Colors


This lesson plan is designed to teach students about Andrew Wyeth, Color Theory & Neutrals.

This lesson works well for the Classical Conversations’ Cycle 3, Week 17 (C3W17) fine arts. However, it can be used in a variety of circumstances. Looking for more help? We have a full page of free and paid helps for Cycle 3!

This 10-page lesson plan includes:

  • A condensed background on the artist
  • A carefully crafted sentence about Andrew Wyeth (ideal for memorization)
  • A short lesson on color theory, the color wheel, and Neutrals
  • A color wheel to show students
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • A photo of the artist
  • Links to a representative selection of 6 of Andrew Wyeth’s pieces of artwork*
  • Materials list
  • Simple art project instructions for painting in neutral colors like Andrew Wyeth
  • Sample “Neutrals Chart” showing how different primary and secondary colors create different neutral colors
  • Suggestions for scaling the project to different experience levels

*Most of my lesson plans include printable images of the artist’s work within the lesson plan. However, since Andrew Wyeth’s artwork is still under copyright, I can not include them in this product. You can easily follow the links provided where you will find printable images of his art.

This lesson is also available at a discount in the “Amazing American Artists Deluxe Package” which includes 6 lesson plans, plus extras, and is ideal for weeks 13-18 of Fine Arts in a cycle 3 Classical Conversations Foundations community.

(CC Directors: You have permission to purchase this package once for your community and share paper copies with each of your tutors! I’m a CC Director too so I know how important that is. You can read my full Terms of Use here.)

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For more info and some extra photos, check out the blog post “Painting with Neutral Colors Like Andrew Wyeth.”

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