Our first book and art project is based on the art of Vasily Kandinsky. Kandinsky is known for taking a risk and starting what is known as the modern art movement. As a child, he was given a paint box and the heard sounds and music as he painted. He probably had a condition called synesthesia, where different senses trigger other senses. Because he lived before much research had been done on this condition. Regardless, his art shows the movement and color of the music he heard as he maneuvered the paint across his canvas.
concentric circles and I found a printable via Pinterest for concentric hearts. It was the perfect art project to follow our book on Kandinsky. Basically, you just print out the template onto cardstock and have your child paint with watercolors (or any medium, really!) starting just inside the line working their way in. We chose medium tipped brushes (we like the Kids Made Modern brushes or the IKEA brushes) and had them use whatever colors they wanted, cleaning their brush in the water on the table and wiping it with a paper towel.
You can find the printable for these concentric hearts here.
I hope you will join us on this art challenge this summer! Feel free to post to instagram and use #OOTRBsummerkidsartchallenge