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.
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
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)