Friday, September 10, 2010

Abstract Emotion

This lesson is inspired by Vasily Kandinsky, and the book "Express Yourself! Activities and Adventures in Expressionism" by Joyce Raimondo. This entire series is excellent! We looked at paintings by Kandinsky and discussed the idea of expressing an emotion through color and shape. The children started by choosing what emotion they wanted to express, and then used colored paper to cut and paste various shapes. Then paint was applied onto and around their paper shapes. Lastly, after the paint was dry, they could use black and white cray pas to add even more detail to their works.  Their paintings were so expressive, and full of emotion, a successful lesson for sure!

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