Wednesday, December 8, 2010

First graders inspired by Wassily Kandinsky

First grade students at both the Birch Meadow and Wood End Elementary Schools studied artist Wassily Kandinsky.  We looked at a particular piece of artwork called "Squares with Concentric Circles" ( also known as "Farbstudie Quadrate").  First graders learned a little bit about Kandinsky and talked about his use of colors in this particular piece of art work. Students also talked about what a concentric circle is. The kids were then inspired to create their own version of this famous artwork.  Students first folded their paper so that they had 8 smaller rectangles on their 9x12 inch paper.  They then used oil pastel to create concentric circles in colors of their choice

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