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Kandinsky and music

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by sparklepig2002, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    The year 1 class will be studying kandinsky after half term and the teacher wants me to link my music lessons with her art topic, as apparently his paintings were inspired by music. I am not quite sure what she wants yet, but I was just wondering if anyone had done a similar topic and had any good ideas to get me started.Thank you very much.
     
  2. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    The year 1 class will be studying kandinsky after half term and the teacher wants me to link my music lessons with her art topic, as apparently his paintings were inspired by music. I am not quite sure what she wants yet, but I was just wondering if anyone had done a similar topic and had any good ideas to get me started.Thank you very much.
     
  3. Wow year one is young for Kandinsky. One thing we sometimes do with year 8 is toget together a group of maybe 6 or so very different moods and styles of music and play about three minure bursts of each. Have the kids already prepared with either six sheets of paper or one big sheet sectioned into six parts. Each part is for a different burst of music. Make sure they have a variety of colours and that they are to try to draw whatever comes to them when listening to each particular piece of music. It is then easy to show them how the visual can be linked to sound. You could (afterwards) show them a visualising whatsit with music on a computer. Kandinsky loved Wagner so ride of the Valkyries is a goodun to choose. He is said to have had synesthesia.
    Here is also a link to check on TES resources with Kandinsky and jazzthat might be of use.
    https://www.tes.co.uk/ResourceDetail.aspx?storyCode=3006305
     
  4. Bit late to be joining this topic but as an art teacher I have an interest. You could play different instruments/ musical notes and ask pupils to decide on a colour for each one. Kandinsky linked colour to notes and sound, it would be an interesting experiment to see which colours your pupils choose. Give them a wide selection of paints or crayons and ask them to mark a 'mark' when they here a new instrument. I once played a dynamic classical piece for students giving them free reign to use line and colour with some very interesting results.....The age group was a bit older though! Also, Kandinsky was very interested in shape, so you could display shapes around the room and ask your pupils to walk to a shape of their choice when they here a note or a different instrument.
     
  5. Hi, I am doing Kandinsky with KS3 boys in art and have just stumbled across this thread. Any ideas or plans or assessment links for a Kandinsky project would be really helpful as I am a non-specialist just starting in secondary. Thanks!
     

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