Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mondrian, 1st Grade

This lesson began by showing students the artwork of Piet Mondrian. We noticed how he used simple straight lines to create his artwork. He also limited most of his art to the primary colors. For our artwork, we cut strips of black paper and glued them onto white paper. Through putting down these lines, we formed shapes like squares and rectangles. Students colored these shapes using oil pastels. In honor of Mondrian, I limited my students to the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow).

I did this lesson when the students were learning about lines and shapes in math class. It was a great way to cross the curriculum.

1 comment:

  1. looks nice. i make mondrian butterflies at the moment.

    have a look on kunstlehrer.blogspot.com