I am a big fan of Google Doodles.
I love to see how Google changes its logo to recognize and celebrate special days, holidays and people. It’s so creative!
Today’s Google Doodle captured my art loving eye in a heartbeat. December 16th commemorates Russian painter’s Wasily Kandinsky’s 148th birthday. Kandinsky is considered the father of abstract art, and I have a huge love for abstract art.
I was inspired by this project and wanted to recreate it with my kids (who were only 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 at the time — my babies!) and my lovely art students that I taught at our homeschooling co-op.
Wasily Kandinsky (December 16, 1866 – December 13, 1944) was a wonderful artist from Russia who created art of pure abstraction. He was inspired by things such as jazz music, nature and from creativity that held no definitive subject matter or logical reasoning. Abstract artists are like that sometimes.
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Just color, shape, line, movement and feeling…Abstraction Expressionism was born.
This is a simple, fun project that lets kids (and adults!) get creative with just a few components. This would be a great rainy day activity now that the kids are home during the holidays. Inspired by Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Circles, let’s make this collage using torn paper and oil pastels.
-scrapbooking paper squares (colored construction paper works fine, too)
-9 x 12 posterboard or thick card stock
Happy birthday, Wasily Kandinsky!