Kindergarten students learned about artist, Piet Mondrian. As a class we talked about his abstract art. As artists, we examined the colors that were used and agreed that he primarily used primary colors in his artwork. Students were able to make connections to his work by expressing the similarities to our community. We expressed how the shapes represent sidewalks, streets and buildings. We learned that the squares and rectangles are geometric shapes and curved lines are organic. Students created an inspired Mondrian print by making stamps of lines and shapes and used chalk pastel to color in some of the ambiguous shapes using primary colors.
Broadway Boogie-Woogie, 1942