Georgetown fourth grade artists have been learning about the work of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. Inspired by his “Composition VIII”, they traced circles and masked off lined areas on their watercolor paper as they explored creating an art piece in the style of Kandinsky.
This great little video really brought this painting to life!
Their finished Kandinsky pieces are colorful and filled with interesting lines, shapes, and patterns.
* Identify realistic, abstract, and non-objective art
* Create an art piece in the style of Wassily Kandinsky
* Use color, line, shape, and pattern to create an eye-path through my art piece
As the school year winds down, we are recognizing and celebrating the work of a few more Georgetown artists.
Kiara’s “Winter Trees” art piece will be featured in 2015 during School Board Recognition month. Her work will be displayed in the board meeting room and enjoyed by our school board members. Congrats, Kiara!
Two Georgetown masterpieces will also be on loan for the upcoming school year for display at our Administration Building. Congratulations to Siri and Zach – your artwork is framed and looks fabulous over at the Admin building!
Fourth grade artists have really been flexing their art muscles this month! Their latest creations combine their understanding of the abstract art of Mondrian and Kandinsky, plus their recent study of color families, AND our school goal of improving number sense and fractions. Whew!
After viewing work by Mondrian and Kandinsky, students discussed how both artists might have divided up their picture space as they created “Broadway Boogie Woogie” and “Several Circles No. 323”.
After folding their paper into halves, thirds, and quarters, students carefully planned where to place their lines and shapes to create a strong abstract composition. Color was added after considering color families, and a printed border pulled their pieces together. The final result? Stunning!
See more of our abstract pieces at our ARTSONIA on-line art museum!
Fourth grade artists have been exploring the abstract work of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. They loved watching this short video, “The Kandinsky Effect”. They kept saying… play it again, play it again!
Inspired by Kandinsky’s “Several Circles” piece, fourth graders printed circles with black tempera paint and colored their circles with oil pastel. We finished with a yellow watercolor background.
Third grade artists have been learning about the abstract work of “Action Jackson” Pollock. We began by creating a background that resembled Jackson’s “thrown paint” pieces. Our backgrounds were made by dipping string in paint and tapping the gooey string on the paper. Lots of fun!
Action Jackson at work
Preparing the background for printing
Printing with string
Our portraits of Action Jackson are my third grader’s first attempt at drawing a realistic portrait, using drawing pencils and value shading with blending stumps. My kiddos loved using the blending stumps and enjoyed creating a REAL portrait.
Georgetown fourth grade artists are finishing up a big Kandinsky project this week. The project is stunning, and we can’t wait to hang these in the hallway!
After looking at Kandinsky’s Several Circles No. 323 and discussing abstract art, we got started.
Several Circles No. 323
We began by thinking about texture and color as we created our background.
Next came tempera paint in rainbow order, with a little white thrown in for playing with tints.
painting – rainbow order
We traced circles and painted over our marker lines with black tempera paint.
tracing circles and painting with tempera
Then – more color, this time thinking about warm and cool colors as we painted the circles.
One more look at Kandinsky’s circle painting and a big discussion about eye path and leading the viewer through the artwork by using shape and color….and finally, cutting our circles, carefully placing them on the background, and gluing the circles down. The results….stunning.