I love art! I love Wassily Kandinsky. I love Andy Warhol. I love Pablo Picasso. I love Diego Rivera. I love reading. I love sleeping. I love doing absolutely nothing. (Okay, okay,you get the hint).
I definitely love integrating art with reading and math. Integration is the heart of the the upcoming Common Core Standards. Today, I will share several ideas that can be used to integrate reading and math with art.
How to Do It:
Begin by cutting a canvas pad into four rectangles that are equal in size.
The students can read or listen to a biography about Wassily Kandisky as well as look at his artwork. He is famous for his Squares With Concentric Circles abstract art. Hand each student a square to make their own version of his art.
Color copy the squares, laminate them, and use them as manipulatives!
1 + 1 = 2
|1 x 2 array|
|2 x 2 array|
- Have students read about the lives of artists to learn about the features of biographies.
- Learn about the different genres.
- Compare and contrast the lives of two famous artists.