Combine art and architecture with a Piet Mondrian inspired art activity for kids. Create a skyline of colors with this very simple to set up Mondrian art lesson using a few basic supplies and learn a little bit about Piet Mondrian and abstract art in the process.
Mondrian Abstract Art Lesson For Kids
WHO IS PIET MONDRIAN?
Piet Mondrian is a Dutch artist best known for his abstract paintings. Abstract art is art that does not show things that are recognizable such as people, objects or landscapes. Instead artists use colors, shapes and textures to achieve their effect. Mondrian is celebrated as a founder of De Stijl, a Dutch art movement of artists and architects.
Although he is best known for his abstract paintings made from squares and rectangles, Piet Mondrian started out painting realistic scenes. He especially like painting trees. The influence of Mondrian’s art can be seen in many other things – from furniture to fashion.
MONDRIAN ART LESSON
Have a turn at creating your own Mondrian abstract art with our printable building template and markers!
- Printable building template
- Black marker
- Blue, red and yellow markers
STEP 1. Print the building template above.
STEP 2. Use the black marker and the ruler to draw horizontal and vertical lines inside the building shapes.
STEP 3. Color the shapes you have drawn inside the buildings with the colored markers. Leave some white in the style that Mondrian became famous for.
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