4th Grade Artists at Washington Irving School are studying the paintings of Russian painter, Wasilly Kandinsky. About 1909 Kandinsky began to think that painting didn't need a particular subject, but that shapes and colors alone could be art. Over the next several years he would start to paint what would become known as Abstract Art. Kandinsky was one of the founding fathers of Abstract Art. Known for his ingenuity with geometric shapes and use of brilliant color, Kandinsky was successful in Europe and the United States. Students are working with a variety of templates and creating their own unique shapes using pencil, marker and paint. We differentiated between organic and geometric shapes, and lines of different expressions and thicknesses. More student work can be seen on the district elementary art site.