Kandinsky for kids – concentric circles in squares 11



This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Kandinsky.  I am a big fan of creating artwork with kids and this Kandinsky for kids  art is perfect for a large group of children or for screen free family time.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

I love Wassily Kandinsky’s artwork.  So much so we have a very large print of his concentric circles in squares in our dining room.  It was purchased about 20 years ago and has followed us from home to home.  Both of the boys have been attracted to the print too and they love it too.  I hope that in the years to come my boys remember the beautiful artwork we had around our home and also that they remember making art and me displaying it at home too.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

Kandinsky had a neurological condition called “synesthesia” whereby colors evoked sounds and sounds evoked colors.  Perhaps because of this condition, music played an important role in his life and greatly influenced his works.   In order to help us understand this concept, we played music while worked on our artwork.

a collaborative art piece based on concentric circles in squares

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

Materials

  • Watercolour paper pad
  • watercolour paint
  • Scissors
  • paint brushes
  • Large piece of cardboard
  • Spray glue – 3M craft mount

Kandinsky for kids – concentric circles in squares

Cut your paper into squares (We did 4inch squares).  Our finished artwork is 5 squares across by 4 squares down. which means the finished piece will be 20 inches by 16 inches and that is what size our cardboard needs to be.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

As this was a collaborative piece we all grabbed a paintbrush and used our watercolour palette that splits into colours.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

For younger children then you can mark out circles with different size cups or glasses using a pencil, so that they have a line to follow, but to be honest , this looks great no matter what you do.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

Beginning with the center circle start painting your circles with the paint, ending with the outside square.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

The paintings will look great when the edges are slightly blurred.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

Once all your individual paintings are completed and dry, then comes the time to assemble your picture.  Maxi worked out how large out piece of cardboard needed to be before we marked it out and cut it.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

Then we placed it onto a large piece of scrap paper before covering it in spray adhesive before placing our squares on to it.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

The boys loved planning what went where.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

And we are delighted with the finished result and the kids keep pointing out which pieces they painted.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

I could see a massive one of these on a classroom wall.  How amazing would that look?

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

For more activities inspired by famous artists check out the rest of the activities in Messy Little Monsters“Exploring Famous Artists” series.

exploring famous artists

I love that this was a project that all the family could get involved in.

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

Have you started exploring different artists with your kids?

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Vasily Kandinsky. It is a fantastic way to introduce children to the work of an artist and a fun craft DIY for all the family. Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

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