Learn Shapes with Kandinsky Watercolor Paintings

Project Title: Kandinsky Watercolor Paintings

Description: Students create a watercolor painting that emulates Kandinsky using different shapes.

Author: Francesca

Grade level or Target Age Range: preschool to middle school

Historical Art Examples or References: Images of Kandinsky’s work.

Materials: pencils, watercolor, paper

Vocabulary: abstract art

Anticipatory Set: Discussion on different shapes and abstract art


  1. Draw shapes with a pencil
  2. Fill them in with watercolor


Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

  1. What is abstract art?
  2. Who is Kandinsky?
  3. What are the shapes?

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