Try something a little different by creating art with circles! Kandinsky circles are perfect for exploring concentric circle art made famous by the artist, Wassily Kandinsky. Art doesn’t have to be difficult or overly messy to share with children, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. Plus, you can add in heaps of fun and learning with our famous artists!
Who is Wassily Kandinsky?
Wassily Kandinsky is a famous painter born in 1866 in Russia, and who then lived in Germany and France. What is Kandinsky famous for? Kandinsky is often credited with being the pioneer of abstract art.
Abstract art makes changes to shape, form, color, and line to create art that looks less or not at all like anything recognizable. Learn more about the 7 elements of art.
Artists like Kandinsky, wanted to use art to express their feelings and emotions, usually through bold use of line and color.
Kandinsky circles are a great example of abstract artwork. Kandinsky used a grid composition and within each square he painted concentric circles, meaning that the circles share a central point.
Kandinsky believed the circle had symbolic significance relating to the mysteries of the cosmos, and he used it as an abstract form.
Create your own concentric circles art with a few simple materials and our easy to follow instructions below.
More Fun Art Projects Using Kandinsky Circles
- Kandinsky tree
- Kandinsky hearts
- Kandinsky Christmas ornaments
- Newspaper art
- Torn paper art
- Kandinsky Halloween art
Why Study Famous Artists?
Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.
It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.
Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own art work.
Why is learning about art from the past important?
- Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
- Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
- Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
- Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
- Art history can inspire curiosity!
Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started
Here are a few resources to help you introduce art more effectively to your kids or students and feel confident when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.
- Free Color Mixing Mini Pack
- Getting Started with Process Art
- Preschool Art Projects
- How to Make Paint
- Easy Painting Ideas For Kids
- Free Art Challenges
- What Are The 7 Elements Of Art?
- STEAM Activities (Science + Art)
Circle Art with Beads
- Dollar store picture frame 5”x7”
- Circles printable
- White Glue
What else can you use for your circle art?
It’s up to you!
- Paint or markers!
- Construction paper!
- Pipe cleaners!
- and _________?
How To Make Kandinsky Circles
Step 1: Print out the free circle template above. Then cut the template to fit the 5”x7” frame.
Step 2: Insert the template in the frame to provide circle outlines.
Step 3: Add glue in the outline of each circle and place the beads.
Step 4: Fill in the background with more glue and beads if desired.
When you’re finished, hang on the wall or display on a shelf or window ledge!
Turn Your Circle Art Into A Suncatcher
This circle art makes for a pretty suncatcher! Hang it in a window or rest it up against a window ledge!
STEP 1: Place the circle printable underneath the glass and use the concentric circle outline to apply glue directly to the glass.
STEP 2: Place beads on glue and allow to dry.
More Fun and Easy Abstract Art For Kids
- Make a fun cubist art self portrait.
- Create a building with Mondrian shapes.
- Make an abstract collage inspired by Hilma Af Klint.
- Try this fun tulip art project.
- Make colorful pop art popsicles with Andy Warhol.
Printable Famous Artist Pack
You’ll find each of our famous artists featured in our Famous Artists Project Pack 👇 including a bonus Andy Warhol Coloring Book!
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