Can you hear color? Walnut Creek Makerspace studies Wassily Kandinsky, an abstract artist who was said to have synesthesia, or could hear art from music. Students examine how the hearing impaired can still enjoy music as a class, get to visit a Kandinsky Art gallery, and then apply their new found knowledge of art and emotions to hands on centers.
3rd grade student art and response, “At my old school we learned this, but we had to do the colors she said. I didn’t do a good job. This time I got to choose my colors and think about the emotions I wanted my art to create.”
Our Kandinsky art experience helps put emotion in art and let students use critical thinking to see how color impacts a message. So why we may not hear the color we can see that there is a change in what we create with our colors.