piet mondrian art projects for middle school students
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Student Expectations for each lesson
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter who was born in 1872. At one time, Mondrian painted realistic landscapes, but as he painted more and more, his style began to change. He started to create abstract images. How did he come to paint this way? The more Mondrian looked at trees, buildings, and vases, the more he saw their basic shapes and colors. You can try this too. Just squint your eyes while you are looking at something and all the details will start to disappear. You will see only shapes and color, no real objects. This is what Mondrian did. Eventually, Mondrian’s style consisted of geometric shapes and primary colors. After all, every shape can be created from the basic geometric shapes and every color can be created from the primaries — red, yellow, and blue.
Teach math with art! Students learn about famous artists while using their math skills. Area Perimeter Mondrian Combine art and math in this area/perimeter lesson, Piet Mondrian–style. Have kids lay out their artwork on grid paper (color in the squares). […]
Inspired by Andy Warhol’s art Campbell’s Soup Cans
Students collaborate and create a giant array of soup can art. Give each student one soup can template. They come up with a unique flavor, color it and cut it out. Next, working in small groups, students create three
different arrays using their soup cans. They write down their multiplication equations and solutions for each array they created. Then, as a class, students create a giant display of all of their soup cans and figure out the multiplication equation and solution to their collaborative array artwork! To integrate writing, students write a persuasive letter to the Campbell’s Soup Company stating why their soup should be added to Campbell’s soup line.
First draw your lines on the paper using your straight edge. You can put your lines anywhere you want but here is a general guide:
Learn how to make a painting in the style of artist Piet Mondrian, step-by-step.
Although he is best known for his abstract paintings made from squares and rectangles, Piet Mondrian started out painting realistic scenes. He especially liked painting trees.
When Mondrian made his paintings, he would always mix his own colours, never using the paint directly out of a tube. He often used primary colours – red yellow and blue – as in this painting.