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Wassily Kandinsky

"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul."

My new group looked at Kandinsky today. We chatted about his Synesthesia - a condition in which the senses can trigger others so Kandinsky could HEAR colour and SEE music. It's also possible to taste words and smell numbers. Fascinating. We wondered what our names would taste like. One boy said his was strawberry liquorice. And we had a giggle about what number 2 smelt like.

We listened to 2 very different types of music - Classical and Scottish gypsy music and using charcoal and pastels, we did some mark-making, exploring how the music made you feel as you drew. It was great to see the movement in their art.

Then we created our own concentric circles with watercolours and pens. Ace session!

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