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
Well, not really throwing the paint. Third graders have been exploring the action paintings of “Action Jackson” Pollock. They re-created his splatter style of painting using yarn dipped in paint.
This is one of the few projects that I repeat every year – the students are so excited to create this way, and I never get tired of seeing the results! Here’s one we did a couple of years ago: Action Jackson Portraits
This year we had some fun with our string prints by weaving the paintings after they were dry, and adding a string printed heart.
We discovered that it was easier to weave on the non-painted side of our work – easier to see our weaving pattern!
I can tell two facts about artist Jackson Pollock; I can identify non-objective art; I can create a quality finished art work using printing and weaving techniques.