For this week’s art lesson, we studied Russian-born French Expressionist painter Wassily Kandinsky. Though many of Kandinsky’s works look more like the ones shown above, one of his most recognizable pieces of artwork is his color study Farbstudie Quadrate (also known as Squares with Concentric Circles/Rings).
All that you need for this activity is a bunch of heavyweight construction paper (about 60-70 sheets; assorted colors), scissors and kid-friendly glue or glue sticks. If you’d like, you can also set out a few different sized bowls, plates, etc. for the kids to trace to create their circles.
I started by cutting our base papers into 9″ squares, and I gave each of my three boys four squares to work with. Next, the boys cut circles of varying sizes to layer on to the base squares. They used about 4-5 circles for each square – sometimes working start-to-finish on one square base at a time, and sometimes cutting a whole bunch of circles to mix and match before gluing them to their squares.
To view pictures of the completed process click on the website below!