Monday, September 15, 2014

Mondrian Paintings

     It's always fun teaching kids about Piet Mondrian and his simple use of line, color, and shape. It's so simple it's fascinating. Oftentimes kids think art has to be complicated and realistic. In lessons like this one, kids gain a great sense of a accomplishment. To begin the lesson, I showed my 2nd graders a You Tube video showing the progression of Mondrian's paintings from the very beginning of his career to the end. Then to start the project, we glued down strips of black paper to create a grid of squares and rectangles. Next, we used primary colors to paint a select few shapes. They did a great job!!

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