Kandinsky Trees. This project will take three days to complete. The first day we cut out loads of circles. We spoke about what concentric circles are and that it is ok not to cut a perfect circle. This was a great project to work on our scissor skills.
The second day we created our landscapes. With a free piece of paper each student developed a "grass" some were hilly some straight, some had grass cut into it. This was glued onto a blue piece of paper. We then used oil pastels to add "line" we spoke about how line can show motion. How a curvy, swirly line shows wind in the sky. How short little lines on the green paper can show texture of grass. This week we are going to put it all together. First we will cut out a tree trunk, then we will layer the circles to make leaves on our trees. Kandinsky used a lot of circles in his work. He was fascinated with the relationship between sound and color.
This will be a two part project, that works with color theory as well as skills using a scissor. Students first created a watercolor rainbow. Next week we will cut these into various strips of paper, using zig zag , straight and curvy lines. We will then glue these onto a black sheet of paper. A tray full of rainbows make you want to smile!