Jennifer Pittaway is our Music teacher. Her creative mind is always bubbling with ideas of how to bring Music in to our Units of Inquiry. Today she shares a wonderfully simple and strikingly colorful way for children to respond to Music through Art where each individual piece contributes to a whole class art piece. Enjoy!
The Year 1 Unit of Inquiry Many different feelings and ideas can be expressed through the Visual Arts provided many opportunities for authentic integration with music. This is one of the activities we did during this unit.
Kandinsky pretty much invented abstract art back in the early 1900’s and could see colors and images while listening to music. He equated the sounds of the orchestra’s instruments with colors in the artist’s palette.
Students re-created Kandinsky's Circles while listening to classical music. Each circle is unique to what the student heard. We combined all the paintings to make two big paintings.
This is a space designed for others to contribute. We learn much from our colleagues and have asked them to share too.