Friday, August 1, 2014

2nd Grade: Mondrian Compositions

Artists critiqued artwork by Piet Mondrian and discovered that all his art has a similar theme--color, line, and shape! Piet Mondrian created artwork using the primary and neutral colors. You can check out his story and Composition of Red, Yellow, and Blue here!

Second-graders applied concepts from Mondrian's artwork to create their own composition. See below for our steps!

 1.) Use a ruler to create perpendicular and parallel lines.
 2.) Add as many or as little squares and rectangles that you want.
 3.) Next, we went  over painting procedures and students used primary colors to paint inside the lines. Students had the option to use as many or as little of the colors as they wanted.
 Little artist hard at work.

 Working hard!

4.) Using cardboard, students stamped straight perpendicular and parallel lines.

 Our artwork on display!

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