We are continuing our art lessons using Meet the Masters program. We are studying one artist per month and this month we learned about Piet Mondrain. I couldn't really find any children's books about this artist so we instead relied heavily on art books and the web to get a better understanding of this artist and his style. I have to say I wasn't a huge fan of his art when we started but after examining it and learning a little more I can appreciate it.
At the end of every lesson there is an art assignment that the kids and I complete. Looking at the art I thought it would be a fast and easy project but working with just black lines and 3 colors took a lot more thought for all of us.
Each of us did it our own way and each picture came out unique and different.
First we had to decide did we work with the black lines first or the colored squares all the while keeping in mind the balance of the art work.
After we decided on the positions of our colors and the black lines we glued them down on white card stock.
After quite a bit of thought and I was surprised patience from the kids we have our completed art work!!
They are all different, the only thing that we all did the same which was not planned was we all chose to do the picture in the same direction.
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