Friday, October 16, 2009

Kandinsky & The Color Wheel


(This lesson is an expanded version of the first grade Kandinsky lesson, found here, but with richer background information. Follow the link to familiarize yourself with the basic lesson plan. Cheryl Collins, an art docent, developed the following presentation for older children, as well as the accompanying 3rd grade Kandinsky powerpoint. Thanks Cheryl!)

1. START MUSIC

2. INTRODUCE MYSELF

3. SUPPLIES – NEED GLUE STICK, PENCILS AND LAP BOARDS (I have the colored paper)

4. POWERPOINT

a. Color Wheel - Can make most colors out of the 3 primary colors ( slide 1)

b. Secondary Colors- Blue/yellow = green and red /yellow = orange (slide 2)

c. Every color has an opposite like green and red. When you put the opposites next to each other, you make the other color super bright.(Show green paper next to red)(slide 3)

d. Primary color painting(slide 4)There have been studies on how color can affect people…

e. Cool color painting(slide 5)Dr’s wear green in the operating room to rest their eyes from red.

f. Warm color painting(slide 6)Hospitals put depressed people into warm colored rooms to aid in making them feel better.

g. Kandinsky born(slide 7)

h. Kandinsky early years(slide 8)

i. Kandinsky at 30 (slide 9)

j. Kandinsky first painting(slide 10)

k. Kandinskly Blue Rider Group(slide 11)

l. Kandinsky 1913 picture bright and colorful(slide 12)

m. Kandinsky abstract (slide 13)

n. Kandinsky painting abstract(slide 14)from about 1910 Kandinsky transitioned to abstract . The figural elements were reduced and disappeared as the years went. He called his work impressions, compositions and improvisations.

o. Kandinsky quotes(slide 15)

p. Kandinsky Color Wheels(slide 16)

5. PROJECT

a. Everyone should have their pencil, glue stick and scissors.

b. Pass out plastic cups (share) and magnets circles/quarters

c. Pass out black paper

d. Pass out colored scraps

e. Everyone cut 6 large circles your (opposite) color choices - using the cup mouth to trace around (Trace on the corner or edge of the paper as you will need the rest of the paper for smaller circles.

f. Glue the circles in 2 rows across the paper.

g. Using the bottom of the cup trace 6 small circles in your choice of colors. What we want is contrasting colors- not the same.

h. Glue the medium size circles to the large ones using opposite colors.

i. Last use the small magnets to trace and glue onto the top of the medium circles. Use a contrasting color.(NO YELLOW TO YELLOW)

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