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.