Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Kandinsky: Student Work
- watercolor paper
- painter's masking tape, I use the green
- disk tempera colour
- white and yellow oil pastels
- pencil and ruler
- reference photos of Kandinsky's work
- paper and crayons for a "practice" design
Before we started painting each student did a practice drawing on a piece of paper using crayons. The main emphasis was that each square should look different. I showed them Kandinsky's colour studies and we talked about our favorite colours.
I then drew in a 6 square grid for the students to follow. With older kids you can have them measure out the grid and do a larger version (12 squares).
We talked about circles and rings, how we wanted a bulls eye.
I then asked them to put a circle or ring in oil pastel in 3 of the squares.
When the students had finished making circles they filled in the remaining part of the square with colour.
Let dry, remove tape, mount on construction paper and display.
Great work Grade 1!