This was such a great lesson. In fact, it has been one of my most successful lessons to date. I called it Kandinsky-Inspired Abstracts. It is listed on TpT as Following Directions with Kandinsky.
It makes a great beginning of the semester project. I designed this to help me get a feel for my students after coming back from maternity leave. It gave me a method to assess their skills and let them practice listening and following directions. I love how they all turn out differently.
I took a gazillion pictures. I was THAT excited with how these turned out. I think these also gave my students some confidence because they couldn't mess it up.
This would probably make a good end-of-the-year project, too. I've not taught it at the end of the year, but I imagine it would be something that you could use to keep the kids engaged after all those assessments are over but before school gets out!
I hope you enjoy all of these beautiful images. Let me know if you decide to try it. I'd love to see photos of your student's work.