Kandinsky Salt Circles

This art project was brought to us by The Creative Can Art Studio.

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter, art theorist, and pioneer of abstract art. “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” Squares With Concentric Circles 1913.

MATERIALS - thick paper, liquid glue, salt, watercolor paint (liquid works best) or food coloring, and paint brush.

STEP 1 - “Draw” concentric circles with liquid glue on your paper.

STEP 2 - Cover glue with salt then carefully shake of excess salt. Start next step before glue dries.

STEP 3 - Dip brush into paint and gently dab on salt circles. Watch the colors spread and mix. Remember to rinse your brush when changing colors.

STEP 4 - If desired, paint some areas of the background. Allow to dry fully then shake off excess salt to reveal brighter colors.

DISCUSS - Geometric shapes and concentric circles. Color mixing. Beautiful imperfections.

Learn more about Wassily Kandinsky at the following resources: