Wassily Kandinsky Teacher Resources
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Research, Production, and Presentation of Abstract and Pop Art
Learners 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.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
A Little Kandinsky For All
Students create abstract compositions based on the later works of Wassily Kandinsky using the primary colors in this early elementary Art lesson. The lesson emphasizes the use of color, lines, and shapes to create the abstract works of art.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Angles on Kandinsky
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.
Kandinsky Color Studies
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.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Kandinsky- Inspired by Music
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.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Kandinsky: His Time and His Message
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Kandinsky on Computers
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Kandinsky Cut Circles
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.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Art in Nazi Germany When Art and Politics Didn't Agree
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gopher It! Exploring German Cyberspace
Young scholars 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.
9th - Higher Ed Languages
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.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Geometry in the World of Art
Students 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, they create their own piece of artwork using Kandinsky's techniques.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Learners 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. Learners look at ways these artists were inspired by unusual sources.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Three-Dimensional Ceramic Sculptural Forms Inspired by the Paintings of Wassily Kandinsky
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts