Paint Like Kandinsky

Paint like Kandinsky

Summary:

Students will explore the expressive qualities of line and color through the study of Wassily Kandinsky. They will also become more familiar with the painting process, as well as different kinds of colors and lines.

Objectives:

Students Will:

  • Learn about lines, primary colors, and Kandinsky
  • Learn about the expressive qualities of line and color.
  • Create primary colored composition, then add black and white lines.
  • Expore the expressive qualities of line and color through the study of Wassily Kandinsky. They will also become more familiar with the painting process, as well as different kinds of colors and lines.
  • Understand the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.

History: Kandinsky

Criticism: none

Studio: create abstract painting

Aesthetics: personal, thoughtful artistic choices will be made

Concept:

Kandinsky used lines as well as shape and color in his art work.

Vocabulary:

Line- (poster with different kinds of lines on it.), Primary colors, Kandinsky

Visual Aids:

  • a later, highly abstract work by Kandinsky
  • demo materials,
  • world map (to show where Kandinsky was from, Russia)
  • line poster

What You Need:

  • brushes
  • red, blue, and yellow tempera paint
  • black & white tempera paint
  • heavy paper (at least 11×17)
  • It’s a nice touch to play music while the children are painting, especially since Kandinsky was a musician.

What You Do:

Day one Students will create an abstract composition based on the later works of Wassily Kandinsky using the primary colors.

Day two Students will add a variety of lines (with small brushes) to the compositions created the class before.

Motivation:

  1. Discuss Kandinsky visual
  2. Discuss primary colors in visual
  3. Discuss different lines in visual
  4. Remind students that Kandinsky did not paint THINGS so much as shapes, areas, and lines.

Demonstration:

  1. Model correct painting procedure. (How to handle the brush, etc.)

Closure:

  1. What does your painting make you think of?
  2. What kinds of lines did you use?
  3. How were they different?
  4. Tell me about the painting we looked at by Kandinsky?

A Few Rules Are:

  1. Follow your classroom rules.
  2. Don’t get too loud.
  3. Treat your art tools with respect.

Paint like Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Transverse Line, 1923
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Dusseldorf

 

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