Monday, April 19, 2010

Turning around with circles, in the style of Sonia Delaunay

You need:

  1. white drawing sheet, cut at 21 cm by 21 cm
  2. markers or colour pencils
  3. coloured paper for background
  4. compass
  5. glue

Sonia Delaunay (Gradizhsk,1885 – Paris, 1979) was an Ukrainian-French painter, married to srtist Robert Delaunay. Her work includes paintings, textile design and stage design. In her work she used bright colors, obtained by the reflection of a prism or streetlights. This pure colours and shapes have an innovative impact, but especially an emotional power in itself. In her life she has experimented with many styles, including Orphism, cubism and abstract art. (Wikipedia).

All kids get a square drawing sheet of 21 by 21 cm. On this sheet they draw concentric circles with a compass. The eyes of the circles always have to be at the edge of the sheet.
The circles are coloured with markers of colour pencils in maximum 5 colours.

When ready, cut the drawing in four squares of 10,5 by 10,5 cm. By rotating the four parts, a beautiful composition can be made. Paste those four pieces on a coloured background, leaving 1,5 cm between the squares.

All artworks are made by children of 10-11 years old