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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Wassily Kandinsky Inspired Art Project

Created on March 15, 2021 by paintpeace

A short introduction to one of the first Abstract Painters, Wassily Kandinsky and an open ended art project using a Variety of Shapes and Lines, and a limited color palette, to make an interesting composition.

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2 sessions; 30 minutes per session

Students will learn a little but about the work of Kandinsky.

Students can organize lines and shapes to create a harmonious artwork.

This project can be adapted to any drawing or painting material. The most basic version would require
9" x 12" paper (or larger)
Black Ink Pen (like a sharpie)
Colored Pencil (or paint)
Roll a Kandinsky handout, dice

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stated in the powerpoint - optional. Is to “roll dice” and use the handout resource to access Kandinsky style lines and shapes.

1. draw a variety of lines- straight, curved, long, short, intersecting, thin, thick
2. Add a variety of shapes- geometric, small, large, overlapping, repeating
3. Add a color scheme, e.g. an emphasis on warm or cool colors

Artwork fills paper.
Variety of Lines and Shapes are drawn.
Teaching how to use the element of balance.
Explaining that Kandinsky was inspired by Jazz, so playing Jazz (like John Coltraine)

Wassily Kandinsky

Abstract Art, Abstract Expressionism, Western Art

Color/Value, Line, Shape, Unity/Harmony, Variety

Acrylic, Chalk, Colored Pencil, Crayon, Drawing, Ink, Marker, Painting, Paper, Pencil, Tempera, Watercolor

  • paintpeace 03/15/2021 at 11:14pm
    artwork examples by the master, Wassily Kandinsky