2nd Grade – Line Paintings Inspired by Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky

Second graders viewed and discussed paintings by Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. They paid close attention to the many kinds of lines that were visible in the paintings. We discussed vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines as well as curvy, straight, and “squiggly” lines. Students were asked to draw roughly 10 – 20 lines stretching back and forth across the paper, making sure to use at least four different kinds of lines. The lines had to intersect so that many shapes would be created by the lines touching. After the lines were traced with black marker, each shape or “space” was painted in using bold color. The end result are paintings full of many kinds of bold, black lines and vibrant colors.

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