Kandinsky Paintings

Kindergarten students used oil pastels and watercolors to create these colorful paintings.

Kindergarten students used oil pastels and watercolors to create these colorful paintings.

Kindergarten students looked at Wassily Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles study.  We discussed the meaning of the word “concentric” and where they might have seen concentric shapes before (ripples in a pond is a popular example!).  Students then folded their paper into quarters and drew a series of concentric shapes in each corner.  They colored some of their white space with oil pastel and some with watercolor.  We learned to blend oil pastels with our fingers (it’s a bit messy, but really fun!) and we learned how to take care of our watercolor paints and our brushes.