Use the colour wheel as the basis for a single colourfull illuration that could be tessellated across the wrapping paper? color theory chart - beautifully simply way to learn this (plus the fact that I suck at combining colors LOL!
art history, self-portrait, Great for leading into creating own self-portraits. Helps students gain an understanding of the message, principles/elements used and space/composition by analyzing famous artist's self-portraits. (self-portraits worksheet)
Color swatches created with the thirteen of the fourteen color palette in my Winsor & Newton Cotman Compact watercolor set. A great exercise for getting to know your colors and just some of the possibilities.