The children looked at the work of the artist Kandinsky, and talked about the different ways in which he shows colour in his paintings. The children concentrated on making their own concentric circles similar to Kandinsky’s.
We then used the idea of colour and the way in which Kandinsky created his pieces to create a woven square of colour using his technique. These were then turned into flying flags, perfect to suit our English poem of the week “Kites flying in the sky”, and also for our lovely notice board.
The children explored printing through the use of paint and bubble wrap. First, they used a template of a fence which was stuck to their page with sellotape. They then used sections of the bubble wrap to print with by painting on using a brush, and then printing, bubble side down, onto paper. Once the children had made a successful print, they used pointillism through cotton buds and paint to create the effect of flowers behind their fence, before finally peeling the template off to show their white wicker fence!
The children used the primary colours to create a display of colour mixing. They were given the template of the colour wheel, and using only the primary colours, filled in the colour wheel appropriately.
The children then had the opportunity to use the primary colours in order to create a marbled drawing, and to show up one of the secondary colours. Each student was allowed to pick two primary colours for their piece, and by mixing the colours through use of the marbles, they showed the appearance of the appropriate secondary colour.
Ms. Fiona Maher
Junior and Senior Infants