10 Wassily Kandinsky Art Projects for Kids
Kandinsky was an artist who combined colors, melodies and philosophy. Get inspired from this great artist with some Wassily Kandinsky art projects for kids.
“There is no must in art because art is free.”
We’ve always learnt of each sense as a different one – smell is different from touch, sound is different from sight. Similarly, music is considered different from painting, but there’s one common factor – they’re both art, and they both touch the soul. It is exactly this point that Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian artist, tried to drive home with his work.
You’d think that a successful professor of law and economics at a reputed university would be satisfied in his career, but not Kandinsky. At age 30, he realized that he was drawn to color more than he could understand, and it eventually became his entire life. If you look at his famous works, you’ll find that they’re all bright and packed with colors – not unlike a child’s painting!
And that’s the best part about Kandinsky. Many of his paintings may appear simplistic, but it actually conveys a lot of meaning, much like the man himself. He was deeply philosophical, and was drawn to the idea that “everything starts from a dot”. Every single thing begins with that first tiny step – that’s an encouraging and humbling thought rolled together in one.
So today, we’re going to get some more inspiration from Kandinsky’s works with some simple Wassily Kandinsky Art Projects for Kids. Most of these are about shapes and colors, and even little children can join in. They’ll be pleased to see how basic things can come together to create masterpieces!
10 Wassily Kandinsky Art Projects for Kids
1. Kandinsky Tree Collage
Kandinsky’s concentric circles are probably his most iconic feature, and Art Projects for Kids turns this into a collage that looks quite frame worthy! For young kids, hand them ready cut shapes so they can assemble them in any pattern they like.
2. Kandinsky Circles Felt Board
A good thing about art is that you can use any kind of medium to express yourself. Hello Wonderful uses felt scraps to recreate Kandinsky’s concentric circles and squares painting – with an impressive result!
3. Kandinsky’s Water Color Circles
This project is a good one for watercolor beginners, and they’ll have the extra challenge of keeping the circles distinct from each other. Good practice for those fine motor muscles!
4. Kandinsky Christmas Tree
Get festive with Kandinsky! That Artist Woman shows us how you can use this style in many ways – as a collaborative project, as individual crafts and as miniature ornaments.
5. Kandinsky Inspired Apple Art
Arty Crafty Kids shows us how to stretch our minds by turning Kandinsky’s concentric circles into apples! This does give off a bit of an Andy Warhol vibe, especially when you go for quirky shapes!
6. Kandinsky Heart Art
Impress your Valentine the arty way with this Kandinsky style heart art from Arty Crafty Kids. You can even turn this into a fun quilling project if you’re looking for a challenge!
7. Kandinsky Inspired Clay Circles
This craft from The Pinterested Parent would make a fun Christmas ornament or gift for someone who loves studying famous artists!
8. Kandinsky Composition
We love how open ended this project from At Home with Ali is! If you have more than one child, have the kids cut up different shapes in different color paper. Then let them exchange the pieces and create their own composition!
9. Kandinsky Art with Chalk Pastels
The thing about Kandinsky’s concentric circles is that it’s such a simple project that you can experiment with different media, without worrying too much about the technicality. Get the instructions for this chalk pastel artwork at. Projects with Kids.
10. Elmer meets Kandinsky
Love Elmer the elephant? Playground Parkbench gives us inspiration to convert our favorite book character or cartoon character into a Kandinsky-inspired work of art!
We love how the simplicity of Kandinsky’s work hides so much depth in it. When the children create their own works of art, do show them how random shapes and colors seem to belong together in the final piece. It’s a lot like us humans too – the more colorful, the better we look together!
I just love these lessons I just bumped into! I’m a middle school art teacher and wonder if you have collections that are specifically aimed at this age group? I’m crossing my fingers. This pandemic is so hard on everybody; teachers are working to prep for fall, wherever we will be!
I work as teacher in workshop with young people with spetial needs. We have plan for exebition in februaru. Your lessons is helpfull because we have mot much time and we can not work offen because of covid.