Apr 16, 2012

Kandinsky Trees

Kandinsky 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.

11 comments:

TheCookieLady said...

I love this project. I am going to use it with my kindergarteners this week!

Resham said...

Katy, I love the colors n the creativity. I wouldn't have thought of doing a tree with Kandinsky circles. :)

Unknown said...

LOVE this! especially with Earth DAy around the corner!!!

Miss Foote said...

AdOrABle! What a clever idea!

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

Anonymous said...

I thought the concentric circles were Delaunay...

swapapartment said...

Fantastic! simple and clever! Thanks for the idea.

Viki said...

Great Idea!

Mrs. Null said...

Beautiful idea. I have traced students hand and forearm to form the tree trunk for them to cut out. Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen Tippins said...

Love it

Nienke said...

Do you know the real name of the art project of Kandinsky?

I want to see a picture of the real piece of art of him (where your project is based on)

Thanks

Giovanna Goncalves Barros said...

Excellent idea. Nice kandisky tree and your writing style are awesome.
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