Kandinsky pretty much invented abstract art back in the early 1900's and his "Study of Abstract Squares" is a fun painting to imitate while studying the use of color.
269 Big Daddy Square Platter Assorted Colors of Duncan Concepts PB26399 Pure Brilliance Clear Dipping Glaze Assorted Paint Brushes Pencil Sponge
Use a different color theme in each square. For example: warm colors, cool colors, complementary color, etc.
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1. Sponge off bisque platter with a damp sponge.
2. Use a pencil and divide platter into 16 (4x4) square sections.
3. Make a circle in the middle of each square. Fill the circle in with color. Gradually add rings of different colors around it until you reach the edge of the square. Make some rings thick and other thin. Fill in the corners of the square as needed.
4. Continue until all squares are filled with colorful circles.
5. Dip in non-toxic clear glaze and fire to Cone 06.
Remind the class that slow, solid coloring is going to look much better than quick scribbles.