We have so much fun when we study famous artists, and it had been a while since our last (Vincent van Gogh), so I put together a little study of Wassily Kandinsky for us to dive into.
To start, we read The Life and Work of … Wassily Kandinsky by Paul Flux ...
... and The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art: The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock.
Next, we read about Kandinsky's painting, Square with Concentric Circles (shown below) ...
... in The Usborne Art Treasury by Rosie Dickins (pages 52-55).
The same challenged us to make some art to simulate Kandinsky's Square with Concentric Circles painting using a piece of cardstock, oil pastels, and watercolor. First, she drew circles of different colors into the six boxes we created by folding the paper.
about Kandinsky on pages 74-75 of The Usborne Book of Famous Artists by Ruth Brocklehurst, Rosie Dickins, and Abigail Wheatley.
Next, we studied Kandinsky’s Yellow-Red-Blue painting (shown below) ...
... on pages 54-55 of The Usborne Book of Famous Paintings by Rosie Dickins.
We then decided to make some Kandinsky-inspired art for ourselves using the Roll-A-Masterpiece game printable we found at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wassily-Kandinsky-Art-History-Game-Art-Sub-Plans-Art-Lesson-1263983.
She had fun with this!
Those certainly look like Kandinsky-inspired shapes!
First, we traced shapes from the provided stencils and colored them in using watercolor pencils. (This was her first time using watercolor pencils!)