Contrast and Complement (Year 4)

Project Overview

This companion mini project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of tertiary colours, warm and cool colours, complementary colours and analogous colours, and how artists use colour in their artwork.

What’s included

Contrast and Complement (Year 4) is a comprehensive project that boasts an array of essentials including:


Lesson activities



Knowledge Organiser

Project scope

Contrast and Complement (Year 4) provides a structured approach to art and design, outlining key subjects and topics including:

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  • Art and design
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  • Analogous colours
  • Artists’ work
  • Colour mixing
  • Colour theory
  • Complementary colours
  • Tertiary colour
  • Warm and cool colours

Closely linked to

This project has companion projects:

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