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Young scholars create abstract compositions based on the later works of Wassily Kandinsky using the primary colors in this early elementary Art instructional activity. The instructional activity emphasizes the use of color, lines, and shapes to create the abstract works of art.
Students investigate expressionist art by researching Wassily Kandinsky. In this abstract art lesson, students utilize the Internet to visit a web museum which showcases Kandinsky's compositions. Students analyze the artistic lines and shapes before typing descriptive paragraphs.
Students research Wassily Kandinsky. In this visual arts instructional activity, students identify geometric figures in paintings by Kandinsky and describe how he used shapes in his paintings.
Students study the artist Wassily Kandinsky as well as his art and and music. In this art appreciation lesson, students view a variety of Kandinsky's work and circular color studies. Students relate the use of color to emotion and listen to music as they create their own circular color studies.
Students identify geometric shapes in a piece of art. In this visual arts lesson, students examine the artwork of Kandinsky and identify the shapes he used in his paintings.
Not only is Wassily Kandinsky fun to say, his art contains tons of angles. Learners discuss Kandinsky's music-inspired abstract art and four types of angles. They search one of his paintings for obtuse, right, straight, and acute angles, and then they create a similar work making sure to include each angle type. A great way to integrate art and math.
Who is Wassily Kandinsky? Introduce your young artists to the wonders of abstract nonobjective art through music. They'll listen to music as they cut, paste, and paint emotional works of art. The lesson suggests the use of soothing music; however, Kandinsky was far from soothing. Try jazz or other soft music instead.
Ever wonder why Kandinsky painted such vivid and fluid images? Find out about the life and times of Kandinsky in relation to the creation of his very unique art. Images of his art are presented along with information on his thoughts, life, and philosophy of art. 
Kandinsky definitely knows how to use the concept of shape in art. Kids get motivated to create artworks inspired by the amazing circle. They cut out several circles and glue them in concentric patterns on their paper. Tip: The book The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein would accompany this activity nicely, as would a discussion of the earth's layers.
After a study of work by Wassily Kandinski, have your aspiring artists recreate "Drawing with Yarn." It was one of his works made in 1913 that demonstrates his abstract style. What a beautiful work of art to make with your class!
Young scholars analyze Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. They view and discuss artworks by Warhol, Lichenstein, Pollack, and Kandinsky, research a specific artist, and create an art piece in the style of their chosen artist.
Students identify the basic elements of abstract art and all art. They explore the work of Wassily Kandinsky and recognize his Modern style. Afterwards, they imitate the methods of Abstract artists to create their own art.
Students analyze the influence of travel on modern artists and discuss unusual use of medium.  In this modern artists lesson, students discover works of Gauguin, Matisse, and Kandinsky. Students look at ways these artists were inspired by unusual sources.
Students analyze / deconstruct elements of design used in Wassily Kandinsky's paintings in order to synthesize the elements into a three-dimensional form. Works may be functional or non-functional.
Five lessons display the art created by Germans under the Weimar Republic. The focus of these lessons is to help learners understand the role of art in politics, government censorship, and Nazi tactics. Web links are included.
Young scholars review a variety of shapes on a geoboard. In groups, they use the internet to research the life and art of Wassily Kandinsky. Using his artwork, they identify the use of lines and shapes. To end the lesson plan, they create their own piece of artwork using Kandinsky's techniques.
Students are introduced to the Gopher research tools. In groups, they compare and contrast English and German services on the gopher servers. They create their own dictionary of computer related terms and spend time downloading picture files. To end the lesson plan, they develop a German cyberspace map.
Students explore differents types of triangles and quadriaterals. In this polygon lesson, students  model identify and compare two and three dimensional geometric figures. Students create tangrams and discover the difference between different types of triangles and quadrilaterals. Students visit online sites to explore tangrams.
Can art be a mode of communication? You bet it can! Learners explore how colors are used to convey mood in art. First, the class listens to three very unique musical selections that convey three different moods. Then, they compare and contrast three different paintings that convey the same moods as the music. Finally, they create three music-inspired drawings that convey the moods they hear. Fantastic use of music, art, and emotional expression. 
Students inspect visual arts by analyzing their hometown. In this neighborhood lesson plan, students identify the different buildings, topography, landmarks and scenery near their home. Students utilize art products such as paints and charcoal to recreate an image from their neighborhood.

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