Recently in Art 1st graders were introduced to the artist Piet Mondrian. We looked at and discussed his work. 1st graders learned about horizontal, vertical lines and how to put them together to create simple geometric shapes. We talked about visual balance and composition. Also we reviewed the primary colors red, yellow and blue.
Each 1st grader began with a square of white paper and cut and glued black strips of paper to create their own geometric composition using horizontal and vertical lines. The following art class 1st graders used primary colors to carefully paint in their shapes. At this point of the art project the children were to think about the balance between color and white.
Students enjoyed this design based art project.