Monday, March 2, 2009
1st Grade Mondrian Oil Pastels
The first grade students learned about the art and life of Piet Mondrian. They also learned about primary colors and how to use red, blue, and yellow to make secondary colors. Students discussed specific Mondrian prints and what they saw in each of his paintings (some of their responses were cities, birds, and towns). Students were given a 9" x 9" sheet of black construction paper and then instructed to create horizontal and vertical lines with pencils in a style similar to Mondrian. Then, students went over those lines using Elmer's Glue. Once the glue dried, students had to color in the boxes using only red, blue, and yellow oil pastels. They had to mix those colors to make secondary colors too.