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Creating ways to explore abstract art while learning about Piet Mondrian.
Skill Development: Art Education
Minimum Age: Grade 1
Age/grade for projects are simply suggestions and may be used with other age groups.
Some activities may not be suitable for younger children. Supervise your children at all times.
A famous Dutch painter who is best known for his 1920’s abstract works of art featuring only horizontal and vertical lines.
Mondrian’s famous abstract works of art used only primary colors (Red, Yellow, Blue) along with white and black to create bold contrast.
There are so many options when creating your bookmakers inspired by Mondrian.
Construction Paper: Precut construction paper using Primary Colors plus white and black. Hole Punch the top of the bookmakers.
Free Hand Shapes:
Or simply use the construction paper to create the blank bookmark. Then you can being to create your squares and rectangles in Primary Colors. Then using your Black Sharpie, you can outline the shapes and adding in more squares and rectangles without color.
Measure out 6" of ribbon. We used white but you could use Primary Colors or even Black.
Secure the ribbon through the hole you've punched.
Now you have created your very own masterpiece just like Piet Mondrian and you're ready for some reading
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