# INSPIRED BY KANDINSKY – Concentric Shapes, Colour

Students use oil pastels and watercolours to create geometric patterns in an art work inspired by Wassily Kandinsky.

## Supplies:

• Crayola Oil Pastels - 16 Count
• Crayola Watercolour Paints - 24 Count
• Crayola Assorted Paint Brushes - 5 Count
• Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
• Pencils

## Steps:

1
1. Fold the paper in half, short end to short end.
2. Fold it in half again, short end to short end.
3. Open it up.
4. Fold it in half, long end to long end.
5. Open it up.
6. You should have 8 boxes.
2
1. Draw a small circle in the centre of one box.
2. Draw another slightly larger circle around it.
3. Draw another slightly larger circle around it.
4. You have drawn concentric circles.
5. Make a concentric square in the next box.
6. Make a pattern of concentric circles and concentric squares in the remaining boxes.
3
1. Use oil pastels to colour in the shapes. Only colour the shapes, not the space around the shapes.
2. Press hard so you get lots of oil pastel on the paper.
4
1. Use watercolours to paint the 8 boxes. Paint right over the oil pastel.
2. The oil pastels will resist the watercolour paints.
5
1. Look at your painting from a distance to see it with fresh eyes.
2. How do the colours make you feel?
3. How does the resist technique affect the colours?
• Subjects:

• Language Arts,

• Mathematics