Wassily Kandinsky is one of my favorites! 2nd grade students had a great time discussing and interpreting his abstract work. We created works based on his 1923 painting Composition VIII.
Discussing the idea of a focal point, each student began by gluing a colorful circle to his/her composition. We added oil pastel lines, and then smeared chalk pastel over the entire paper. The black lines were stamped with tempera paint using circular containers and the edge of cardboard strips..