KANDINSKI'S MATHEMATIC SHAPES
In this lesson, students learned about Abstract art through the famous artist, Wassily Kandinsky. We were particularly inspired by Kandinsky’s artwork where he uses only lines, shapes and color. The students used their previously learned skills in Mathematics to create the design for their painting.
We began this lesson by following a “Line Shape Game” similar to the game Simon Says, where they were instructed to draw a certain type of line (diagonal, horizontal, vertical or zig zag) with a specific length using their rulers. This process was repeated with lines of varying lengths and orientations that overlapped until the page was full. Students learned that sometimes when lines overlap, new shapes are formed. They identified and emphasized these new shapes by filling them with different colors.