All About Kandinsky!

Kandinsky's "Color of Squares" and our original inspiration.

Kandinsky’s “Color of Squares” and our original inspiration.

Wassily Kandinsky has been the focus of our art studies for the last couple of weeks. A Russian born painter, Kandinsky is credited with being the first painter to create artwork using only abstract images and we LOVE abstract! We specifically looked at his paintings consisting of layers of brightly colored circles.

Kandinsky's "Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles"

Kandinsky’s “Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles”

We began by creating pieces inspired by his work with layers of construction paper circles. Next, we studied the color wheel and students worked on blending new colors using only the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) and white. Students painted with their newly created colors (or hues) and used these paintings to recreate Kandinsky’s “Color of Squares” (pictured at top).

This artist study culminated in painting ceiling tiles around the school. So far we have painted 5, but there are more ceiling tiles coming in tomorrow…so be prepared to see a LOT more color the next time you visit our school!

Pictured here is a glimpse of our work and some of the tiles you will see. Enjoy!

Ceiling tile #1

Ceiling tile #1

Ceiling tile #2

Ceiling tile #2

Ceiling tile #3

Ceiling tile #3

Ceiling tile #4

Ceiling tile #4

Ceiling tile cluster in Ms. Tucker's office!

Ceiling tile cluster in Ms. Tucker’s office!

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