Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Crazy for Kandinsky

1st grade artists recently learned about warm and cool colors. We learned that warm colors, like red, orange, and yellow, remind us of warm things like fire and the sun. On the other hand, cool colors, like green, blue and violet, remind us of cool things like water and the sky. 

We looked at Wassily Kandinsky's Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles and noticed that Kandinsky used both warm and cool colors to paint the concentric circles.
Wassily Kandinsky, Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles (1913)
Students drew their own concentric circles. We noticed that Kandinsky's circles are not perfect circles, so ours don't have to be perfect, either! Using their previous experience with primary and secondary colors, students mixed their own secondary colors and painted alternating warm and cool colors to create a pattern. 
Take a look at our Kandinsky inspired concentric circles on the bulletin board in the connector hallway! 

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