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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Concentric Circles with Kandinsky

Created on October 04, 2012 by lightARTed

Every student in my school created one square with concentric circle that was assembled in a mural. Students learn about the life and art of Wassily Kandinsky and create a school wide mural based on his Concentric Circle color study.

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1 session; 50 minutes per session

Students learn about the life and art of Wassily Kandinsky and create a circle color study with watercolor.

Teacher made PowerPoint
small square paper

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1. Introduce students to Kandinsky using PowerPoint.

2. Demonstrate watercolor techniques.

3. Students experiment with colors and may choose colors they think will look good together or colors that create a mood or emotional effect.

Here are some great videos to show students before or during art making. 1926 footage of Wassily Kandinsky at work - Kandinsky was at the Bahaus at this time. Kandinsky - Composition VIII & The Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky Animation Flash animation that reconstructsone of Kandinsky’s famous paintings. paintings with classical music This is a short video demonstrating a project based on Concentric Circles by Wassily Kandinsky and is completed using oil pastels on while paper. Wassily Kandinsky cover by Mozart Piano concerto No.23 A major 1st. Movement.
Kandinsky moody music

This is a lesson I did on the first day of school in all grades K-5 after I went over a few rules and procedures. The kids appreciated being active and participating in an easy art project the first day of art class.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[K-4] Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks
[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art

Wassily Kandinsky

Abstract Art




  • April_Hallock 05/27/2013 at 01:40pm
    What a great idea for next year's art show! I love this project.