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Mondrian Art for Kids

August 19th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Mondrian- Composition with Red Yellow and BlueArtist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) is best known for developing the artistic style known as Neo-Plasticism. This well recognized style utilizes simple horizontal and verticle lines on a flat surface. The lines overlap to form squares and rectangles—some of these are left white, and some are filled with color (usually one of the primary colors: red, yellow or blue). This simple, visually striking technique is wonderfully suited for kids’ art. The few simple rules offer the perfect blend of free expression and structure. Read More. . .

Tags: Kids’ Activities · Kids' Art Projects

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Melissa // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Wow! Really nice art project. Thanks!

  • 2 Spaghetti Box Kids // Aug 24, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Melissa- Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping in. -AV

  • 3 Amy // Aug 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I’m a K-8 art teacher and I plan on using your project this year in my unit on color. Nice presentation. Thanks!

  • 4 Spaghetti Box Kids // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Amy- glad to know the project has found its way into classrooms. I have the utmost admiration for the hard work and long hours that teachers put in. All the Best -AV

  • 5 Ann // Sep 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I expected the usual fare- get out the watercolors, spread a plastic tablecloth, etc. But this was much different (no paints!) A welcome surprise :)

  • 6 Spaghetti Box Kids // Sep 2, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks. Yes, it nice to change the approach once in awhile. Like you say, watercolor is just one way to go about kids’ art.

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