Try something a little different by creating art with circles! Kandinsky circles are perfect for exploring concentric circle art with kids. 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!
KANDINSKY FOR KIDS: CONCENTRIC CIRCLES
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. 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. What are Kandinsky circles? Kandinsky used a grid composition and within each square he painted concentric circles, meaning that the circles share a central point. He 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.
ART WITH CIRCLES
- 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. 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!
Alternative Circle Art
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.
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- Salt Painting
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KANDINSKY CIRCLES FOR KIDS
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