Kandinsky meets the Davis Crew

I love combining literature in our learning and this week provided a opportunity to do just that. A great book caught my eye at our weekly library visit and I brought it home to the delight of my little artists! We read the Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock. Once we finished reading we immediately gathered up the materials needed to get creative!

Materials needed:
Drawing paper 11×14″ ( I really like 80 lb. paper for light mediums including watercolors)
oil pastels
chalk pastels

Make sure you cover your surface and roll up your sleeves because this is going to get colorful and messy!

Literature inspired art

Literature inspired art

I gave minimal instructions:
1. using an oil pastel of your choice draw three lines anywhere on the paper, curved, angled or straight, off the paper is encouraged
2. using another oil pastel or the same one draw two circles and one other shape of your choosing, overlapping is great!
3. using chalk pastels color and blend each area of the paper, add details, other lines, textures and patterns are all encouraged!

chalk pastels

chalk pastels

Kandinsky's art

Kandinsky’s art

messy fingers

messy fingers

The results are brilliant colors, messy fingers, and happy artists!

very abstract

very abstract

very happy artist

very happy artist

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