Thursday, September 5, 2013

Piet Mondrian

Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942-43
Piet Mondrian

(Thanks Liz, for sampling this lesson at our September meeting).

drawing paper
cardboard square templates (in the art cabinet)
sharpies or black crayon
primary colors - could use markers, pastels, non-diluted liquid watercolors

Slideshow: Here's a link to a great one on slideshare. There is a nice opportunity in here to review the concept of primary colors (red, yellow, blue). Give the kids a chance to focus on and discuss one of the images: what's going on in this picture? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can you find?

Using the black sharpie or crayon, have the kids use their square cardboard templates to create squares on their paper (they can overlap however they like...). Then have them use the primary colors to create their color design.

Variation: Kelli had the kids do a Mondrian-inspired design onto their portfolios, incorporating their names.

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