Kandinsky Trees

Kandinsky tree collageKandinsky is perhaps most famous for his abstract circle paintings. But if you apply his idea to construction paper, some pretty interesting abstract results may occur.

1. Students cut out a tree trunk from black paper, more or less in the shape of a hand with five fingers outstretched at the top. It is glued to a background paper that offers a lot of contrast in color.
2. Lots of “circle leaves” are made by starting with the center circle cut from any color of paper. It is glued to another colored paper, cut out leaving an edge, and so on. The best results come from a variety of circle sizes and widths. Big, little, thick edges, thin edges – all are welcomed. These circles are glued on the branches until the tree is full.

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