April 25, 2018

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art

Kandinsky’s famous concentric circles’ painting is a fabulous source of inspiration for kids and is often used by art teachers to explore colour mixing concepts. Our Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art is all about exploring colour-mixing, playing with light and shade, and the heart feature introduces a seasonal Valentine’s Day twist.

The completed piece looks amazing framed and will brighten up any wall.

And if you’re looking for a kid-made gift project, then the Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art can be made for any special occasion – Birthday’s, Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day Christmas or even for ‘just because’ days.

So let’s gather some materials and get arty….

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art: Materials  

Download the template (found towards the bottom of this post)
Printer
Watercolour Paints or a medium of your Arty Crafty Kids choosing
Mixed Media Paper or Cardstock

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 1: Download and print the free Heart Art Template – remember to select ‘fit to page’ when printing.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 2: Apply the watercolour paints.

If your Arty Crafty Kids are using watercolours, there are a couple of ways to apply the paints.

They can experiment with the wet-on-wet application, whereby a small layer of water is spread across the paper first with the paints mixed on top.

Alternatively, or as well as, they can mix water directly with the paints. The amount of water used will alter the vibrancy of the colour i.e. less water will create bolder colours; more water will produce lighter shades and are more likely to blend with the surrounding colours on paper.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 3: Fill the hearts with contrasting colours or/and lighter/darker shades of one.

Fill the empty square space with colour. This could be one block colour or something else.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 4: Continue filling the entire space with colour and contrast.

Step 5: While we have used the medium of watercolour paints, crayons, acrylic or even oil pastels could also be used.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 6: Once the painting has dried, pop it into a frame!

And voila, the art project is complete…

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art: Template

Subscribe to our regular Arty Crafty Kids newsletter to access the Heart Art Template.


I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating their own spectacular Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art paintings.

For more Arty inspiration…

Check out these Art Projects for Kids: 

Cool Cat Newspaper Art 

Mixed Media Unicorn 

Bleeding Crepe Paper Art 

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Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

10 Comments on Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art

  1. I love this project. But how do I get the template? Every time I sign up, a message appears that says I did not enter a valid email. I tried 3-4 times and used both personal and work emails. Please help.

  2. I love this project but when I try to sign up for the newsletter none of my emails are valid! Is there any reason or way for me to get this template?

    • Hi Leanne,

      Sorry to hear you’re having problems accessing the template.
      I will send you an email with a direct link to the template!

    • I would say so. My daughter (featured) is 7 y/o and she really enjoyed this project and got a lot out of it.

      My younger daughter aged 4, also had a really good go and did her own thing with the activity.

      Overall, it would depend on your teaching objectives and what you would like the children to get out of the project, but I think it would work well for 1st graders.

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