Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Art Craft: Kandinsky Circles

When I first saw this I thought it would be an easy way to teach the kids about Abstract Art and Kandinsky.  Then as our year evolved with our art and the time came for this craft, it became even easier.  Instead of the kids folding their paper into 6ths, I figured each child could do their own circle on a piece of paper and then I would assemble it on the wall where we have been hanging our art projects.  We would have a giant reproduction of Kandinsky's Circles!

And if you wanted to get a little more crafty, using an actual canvas and frame and make your own art like this blogger did.  Or you can help your kids out a little by drawing the circles for them to color in.  Be sure to print out his biography so the kids know whose art they are copying!

Be sure to use newpaper on your table! I use paper plates for the paint, easy clean up. And I recycled some apple sauce containers for the water to wash the brushes off.  Don't make the same mistake we did and use plastic cups you later want to drink out of.  Cause the paint does not come off.

Start with a small circle center of the page and work your way out from there.  Changing colors as you go.  You can mix your colors to get a nice variety.

This is a great craft for young kids and older teens.  Use crayons, markers and colored pencils for the young kids and paint for the older ones.

You can do thin circles or fat circles.  Just make sure you fill the whole page.  Thin circles will take longer to fill the page with.

Put all the pages together to make a giant Kandinsky Circles. My 4 year old says it looks like eyes.

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