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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Line and Geometric Shape via Piet Mondrian


Today 1st through 4th graders looked at one of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian's compositions which was primarily black vertical and horizontal lines and primary color blocks. These students didn't have that much experience with rulers so this was also a chance for them to practice ruling straight lines. Students were to make a design similar to the one shown on the SMART Board using markers. We also did a compare/contrast activity on the SMART Board using the interactive vortex to sort organic and geometric shapes. We had previously explored a work from Spanish artist Joan MirĂ³ whose work used the same color palette but more curved, thin lines and organic shapes. (See video below)

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