This Kandinsky circles for kids art project is a practice in random tearing of shapes, and then drawing of circles that need not follow any lines.
Sometimes just making irregular shapes with color can produce beautiful results. These circles are created in the style of Kandinsky’s “Farstudie Quadrate”.
- Drawing paper, 9″ x 12″
- Construction paper, cut to 4.5″ x 4″ squares
- Scrap construction paper
- Glue sticks
- Oil pastels
- Students start with a horizontal 9″ x 12″ sheet of drawing paper. They glue down six colored rectangles in two rows of three to make a grid.
- Extra rectangles are used to tear into concentric circles. As the pieces are torn, about three circles per box, they are glued down with a glue stick. Continue until all the rectangles are filled.
- When the glue is dried, students use oil pastels in contrasting colors to draw 2-3 ovals in each rectangle.