Abstract Fun

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Abstract Fun



Content Source:

Sargent Art
Type: Learning Activity


Students will analyze works of art by Wassily Kandinsky and Sonia Delaunay. They will name basic lines and shapes. They will follow sequential steps in creating an abstract work of art. They will mix primary colors to create secondary and tertiary colors to paint their work.  

Content Standard(s):
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 1
Visual Arts
3) Develop skills by following a sequence of steps to create works of art on subjects that are real or imaginary.

Example: The teacher will model an artistic technique.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 1
Visual Arts
6) Use art vocabulary while creating art.

a. Apply primary and secondary colors in a work of art.

Example: Use Mouse Paint book by Helen Walsh to teach color mixing of primary to achieve secondary colors.

b. Apply line, shape, texture in a work of art.
Line: Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, straight, curved, dotted, broken, or thick/thin.
Shape: Geometric and organic.
Texture: Smooth or rough.

Example: Create a painting inspired by Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie.

Tags: abstract, lines, primary colors, secondary colors, shapes, Sonia Delaunay, tertiary colors, Wassily Kandinsky
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Author: Tiffani Stricklin