First of all--- Thank you Zamorano!!
I had also saved this image of Lee Gainer's work a while back.
But your cylinder post was perfectly timed!
I showed the students the image of Kandinsky's circles and then three examples of Gainer's 3-D work. It was the perfect comparison of 2-D vs. 3-D and circles within circles.
I used this lesson as an introduction to 3-Dimensional and to 3-D forms.
Each K & 1st grader made their own 6 inch square. I have them for half hour blocks. We did this for two days, which I highly recommend because sometimes its just really nice for the students to be able to practice a specific skill the following day, jump right in, and be more productive.
(The second day the students added a border on to start.)
Each class will have a collaborative 3-D piece that hangs outside their classroom!
(I'll photograph the hall tomorrow when I hang them!)
My students have named these "Cylinder Cities" :)