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!

Beautification Day (week) at Alden Road!

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This week was packed full of projects, activity and Beautification Day! Beautification Day is a school-wide project aimed at beautifying this wonderful place from the inside out! For the art class this meant recreating the bed outside from a mess … Continue reading

Week Three: Making Moves

During week three we explored colors, colors and more colors! We made tissue paper bowls and tissue paper collages.

Tissue paper bowl

Tissue paper bowl

Another tissue paper bowl...considering turning these into hanging art pieces

Another tissue paper bowl…considering turning these into hanging art pieces

New classes worked with warm and cool color combinations.

Warm and Cool Colors woven together

Warm and Cool Colors woven together

Warm Circles

Warm Circles

Another class explored color by blending shades of colors and then using patterned paint rollers, created abstract pieces that we turned into art frames.

Abstract Painting Art Frame...on sale now in the school thrift store!

Abstract Painting Art Frame…on sale now in the school thrift store!

Towards the end of the week, we began to look for colors in countless magazine images in order to create our very own color wheels!

Color Wheel

Color Wheel

The start of our collaged color wheel.

The start of our collaged color wheel.

Next week brings more art and Beautification Day!!