Saturday, February 25, 2012

(KG) The Kandinsky Project/ Emphasis on the colors ( Part I)

Kindergarten students studied the work of Wassily Kandinsky.
Wassily Kandinsky was one of the greatest pioneers of abstract art. 
We looked at his work and we discussed how to him, art was a means of expression
in which what one actually sees and what one feels are blended. In this first phase of the Kandinsky project, students studied the use of his colors and created colorful compositions.

Wassily Kandinsky
Squares with Concentric Rings 1913

Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky
Composition VIII 1923

Wassily Kandinsky
Blue Mountain 1908-09

Students used pencils to draw their design.
They used a variety of water colors to complete their compositions.

Wassily Kandinsky
Untitled 1922

This student concentrated in drawing and coloring "the little chicken" in
the lower left side of Kandinsky's composition.

Wassily Kandinksy
Graceful Ascent 1934

Wassily Kandinsky
Inclination 1931

Sunday, February 19, 2012

(KG) A Self-Portrait in pencil and clay

For this project students studied how their faces are divided into quarters, and then observing where their features are placed.
The first week, students created self-portraits using pencils and crayons, and on the second week they created a clay self-portrait based on their pencil drawing.   

Saturday, February 11, 2012

(KG,G1,G2) A Project from the Heart

Students created original compositions of  hearts and flowers using clay, acrylics, chalk pastels, paper mache, water colors, and hand-made paper.