I started by sitting on the floor together and beginning what we call a "family conversation." I asked her "do you know what an artist does?" "Yes, an artist paints pictures, or draws them." We then discussed some art that artists might draw or paint. Then I showed her a picture on the computer of 'Concentric Circles' and we talked about what shapes and colors she saw. I told her the name of the artist and a little bit about him. At the table I set out some paper and oil pastels and we did a quick reminder lesson about the differences and similarities between crayons and pastels. I gave her a halved piece of paper and we got to work on making our version of Kandinsky's circles.
This is the reminder lesson comparing oil pastels and crayons. The pastels "smudge better and the crayons won't rub off if you fold the paper."
We also talked about how Kandinsky put his circles inside of other circles then colored a background on the pictures. After each picture she made, we talked a little about it and how it was similar and different to 'Concentric Circles.'
You can see how her pictures evolved as we discussed each one. (The one on the far right is mine.)
We glued the pictures on a larger piece of paper and hung it in her art gallery for all to see :)