Wassily Kandinsky Game
Are you looking for a fun way to supplement your art history lessons? Going to be absent and need last minute art sub plans? Fill up your sub tub with low-prep art lessons like this Wassily Kandinsky project that excites students. Teach your students about modern art, the Blue Rider Group, and the difference between abstract and non-objective painting.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your art room? This Wassily Kandinsky art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students. You can set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, put them in a labeled folders, and let them pick what they’d like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.
If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give your students dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. Alternatively, if you’re a choice-based art teacher, you can use the “You Pick” version of the game. If you have access to a smartboard or projector, use the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. It will guide the students during each part of the art project.
Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
If you are substituting or need a fast finisher activity, use the included coloring page.
- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Main Learning Objective
- Students will be able to compose an abstract watercolor composition in the Expressionist style of Wassily Kandinsky
- Permanent Markers
- Watercolor Paints
- Watercolor Paper
You Will Receive
- 12-Page, Non-Editable PDF (Wassily Kandinsky Game)
- 9-Page, Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- Wassily Kandinsky Biography Handout
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
- 8, “I CAN” Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
- Practice Drawing Page
- Coloring Page
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also or use on Google Classroom, Google Slides, and Microsoft OneDrive)
This was such a fun activity to do! I used it during a Russian studies unit and the kids all had a blast with it. I love that you don’t have to have art skills (or be able to teach them) to use this activity. – Kathleen B.
Excited to use this! We are going over the elements of art and discussing the various lines. This will be great to do after the PowerPoint on Kandinsky!! – Julia D.
I used this as a center in Math in our Geometry unit, because we do an activity that finds Geometry concepts in Kandinsky’s art and create our own. This was so much fun and my kiddos wanted to keep going and create more masterpieces. – Dana P.
I had a paint night with my family, to try out the lesson before I painted with my 3rd grade class. So much fun! My daughter, also a teacher, suggested reading the book about Kandinsky, called “The Noisy Paintbox”, as a literature and music connection to the art lesson. – Karen D.