Monday, November 10, 2014

Mondrian Lines & Shapes

Recently, PK and Kindergarten artists looked at the work of Piet Mondrian. We looked at two of his paintings and shared our observations. We noticed that he used lines to create his shapes, and that he used the 3 primary colors in his rectangles and squares. We also noticed that his painting looked very neat, not messy, and it reminded some students of a maze.
Piet Mondrian, Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue (1921)
We created our own collage using lines and shapes, using the same 3 colors that Mondrian used for our shapes. We carefully considered how to arrange our lines to create spaces for shapes and thought about how to use the appropriate amount of glue.
We learned that with a collage, it helps to put your line or shape down on your paper and think about how you might arrange them before you glue it down. Here are some of our Mondrian-inspired collages!

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