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Sonia Delaunay Circles

You can share Sonia Delaunay for kids by imitating her love of concentric circles. An inexpensive template makes this project doable, and Sharpies make them very colorful.

sonia delaunay for kids

Sonia Delaunay was a ground-breaking female artist from the early 1900s who made some wonderful abstract paintings known for their rhythm and color.

This project uses her style of many concentric circles, and just a couple that are dissected in half. It leaves the page with a pattern of circles and half circles, which you can highlight with your choice of colors.

MATERIALS
• Transparent circle stencils, Laurie Speltz, The Creative Coach, who offers a teacher discount
Finger Paint paper, recommended for it’s glossy finish*
• Ruler
Sharpie Markers, fine tip*
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DIRECTIONS
1. Trace two large circles that touch each other. Add a center dot to the middle of each (an eyeball approximation is fine).
2. With a ruler, draw a line through the center dots.
3. Trace more circles inside and out, but always centering them as neatly as possible.

4. Color with Sharpie markers. I like to use finger paint paper as the colors really pop on it. Remind the students that they are to have repeating colors. This happens if each color is used in at least 3 different places to help create color harmony.

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