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MONDAY MONTAGE. in the style of . . . Mondrian

My daughters-in-law discovered this website with Art Lesson Plans they knew I’d like. So this week my Homeschool art class did one of the Piet Mondrian lessons and loved it! We studied “Broadway Boogie Woogie,” the New York artist’s painting made in 1942-43. It was easy for my young artists to “grasp” what the artist communicated—after we looked at a street map of Atlanta and compared Peachtree to NYC’s Broadway!

Then we used matchbox cars, dipped in yellow paint, to imitate the straight street lines. So much fun to run the little car’s tire marks right across the white paper until a grid shows up. Wooden blocks dipped in red and blue paint made “buildings” appear in the style of Mondrian.

What did we do with the leftover paint? Primary colors can be blended to make orange, green and violet. Beautiful apple core prints stamped and danced across the blank cards and we ended up with decorative note cards to take home.

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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