Sunday, October 6, 2013

1st Grade - Kandinsky

The first graders held a great discussion interpreting the artwork of Wassily Kandinsky, who compared creating art to creating music.  To do this, we looked at some examples of his paintings and talked about if the paintings were happy, sad, energetic, slow, etc., and also what the artwork reminded them of in general.  We also looked at this example from the Disney movie Fantasia, and saw how other artists interpret music using line, shape, color, and patterns.  After the conversation, we listened to music and created our own Kandinsky compositions using oil pastel and watercolor, paying close attention to the lines we were making and the colors we were choosing so that they made sense with what we were hearing.  It's always fascinating to see how different each artist's artwork is, even though we all listened to the same thing.  Make sure you check out the video at the end of this post!















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