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"A Faithful Attempt" is designed to showcase a variety of K-12 art lessons, the work of my art students, as well as other art-related topics. Projects shown are my take on other art teacher's lessons, lessons found in books or else designed by myself.
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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Kandinsky Watercolour Hearts


Here's a Valentine's take on the famous Kandinsky work "Color Study. Squares with Concentric Circles" from 1913. Kandinsky's most recognizable work, interestingly enough, is not actually a full-fledged picture. This drawing is a small study on how different colour combinations are perceived that the painter used in his creative process as a support material. He felt that color could convey emotion even without showing any particular object or figure.  Color on its own could tell the story of his art.  Kandinsky was one of the first artists who painted purely ABSTRACT works of art, meaning he abandoned any reference to recognizable reality in his work. 


I had Grade 4 students measure out the 3 x 4 grid using a ruler. 
They used 9 x 12" heavy white paper.


Then they created their own heart template by folding a piece of cardstock in half, and cutting out half a heart. They traced this in all the squares in whatever pattern they wanted.




Then they painted them in whatever colours they wanted using either pan watercolours, watercolour pencils, or tempera pucks.








Some completed Grade 4 work- Happy Valentine's Day!

















 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it!

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