Friday, 15 February 2013

Mondrian Art

Today we learned about the artist Piet Mondrian.  I told the kids a little bit about his life - information I learned from this website.  We talked about some of the different styles he used throughout his life.  We focused on this particular painting - one of his most famous.  

I got the idea from this site and thought it was perfect because of Valentine's Day this week.  So the kids created their own Mondrian hearts.  First they cut out a heart out of white paper.  They used a ruler and pencil to draw the lines on the heart.  Then they traced over the pencil lines with a black oil pastel.  I gave them a choice to use either markers or pencil crayons . . . they all chose markers.  They coloured in random squares/rectangles with red, blue and yellow and left some of them white.  

Here are the finished pieces.  I was happy with how they all turned out.  

Austin's masterpiece

Samara's masterpiece

Victoria's masterpiece

Denver's masterpiece


Denise said...

Interesting positioning there Victoria! Is that Mondrian too?

mc said...

Y was talking about a hockey player on the weekend and said, "He's from Holland just like that artist we learned about"! So he is paying attention and applying the lessons:)

Anonymous said...

Love the art. They did a great job!

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