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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mondrian Animals (2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades)

In this lesson students learned about the artist Piet Mondrian, how to draw a horse and learned about the primary colors.  The first step was to draw our beautiful horses, making sure to use the whole page.

We used rulers to create our horizontal lines and vertical lines inside our horses.

Then students used red, yellow and blue (primary colors) to paint squares and rectangles on their horses.  They were supposed to leave some of the spaces white like Mondrian.

After the paint dried we outlined our pencils lines with black marker.  We then cut them out and glued them onto a primary colored construction paper.  The last step was adding primary colored string to create the mane of the horse.  For 3rd and 2nd grade we created horses.  For 4th grade we created bears.

*Special Thanks to fellow Art Teacher Karol Ann Michelsen for this lesson.  It was a huge success!  My students wanted to do more animals!