Imagine that when you see a city’s skyline, you taste blackberries. Or maybe when you hear a violin, you feel a tickle on your left knee. Perhaps you are completely convinced that Wednesdays are light red. This is what it is like for some people and many people who study Kandinsky’s work say that he saw colors and lines when he heard music and he heard music when he painted.
This program tells a story of a young boy who was extremely talented and it is said that his aunt gave him a wooden paint box on his birthday. As he started to use it his family found that he exhibited an extraordinary sensitivity toward the stimuli of sounds, words, and colors.
This program will allow students to imagine and connect colors to various forms of music and begin to identify how music makes them feel, personally and artistically. Students will learn visual art skills through pantomime and then actually use water colors to make a painting that expresses how they feel as the music plays.