Silly Wassily

Wassily Kandinsky one of my favourite abstract artists…the Kandinsky circles have been part of my own creativity since Mrs Crawfords art history classes in 7th form. If you look at the Zebez logo – my interpretation of the circles can be seen there with my favorite pattern and shape…paisley…glorious paisley how fabulous you are.
Anyway the Kandinsky circles are a fantastic art activity with children of all ages. At my first teaching job in London a 3 year old girl painted one for me without any prompting as she ” liked making rainbow circles”. I still have the painting she gave me and it led me to create many more activities for children based around Kandinskys use of colour and shape. Why? Because it works. Children can represent the Kandinsky circles in many of the everyday things they like to draw or paint. Today children used them for heads, wheels, targets, trees, rockets the list is endless.
Finger paints and gloop (lux flakes) or PVA with dye create the movement of a circle so easily simply add colour and place a piece of paper over what they have been playing in and bam you have a Kandinsky circle print. Coloured sand lends it self beautifully out of old plastic bottles to make these circles! The ebb and flow of creating circles through different mediums is relaxing especially when combined with one of the famous composers of the time…Wagner brings out some pretty interesting pieces from the children as does Vivaldi.
Put a poster of the Kandinsky circles 1913 on the wall, play Vivaldis 4 seasons and give the children primary colored paints, brushes and mixing trays and see what they do.
Thank you Kandinsky for your use of beautiful colours I salute you!

2 Comments on “Silly Wassily”

  1. Hoᴡⅾy! This аrticle couldn’t be written much better!
    Looking at this post reminds me of my pгevious roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about thіs. I am going to send this іnformation to hіm.
    Fairly certaіn һe’ll have a ցood read. Thanks foг sһaring!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *