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. Learn a little bit about Piet Mondrian and abstract art in the process.
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.
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Why Study Famous Artists?
Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.
It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.
Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own art work.
Why is learning about art from the past important?
- Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
- Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
- Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
- Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
- Art history can inspire curiosity!
Click here to get your free printable Mondrian template!
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.
More Fun Art Projects For Kids
Have a turn at creating your own Monet impressionist art with this Monet sunflower activity.
Create your own primitive winter art with Grandma Moses.
Paint a colorful landscape in the style of Bronwyn Bancroft.
Enjoy an owl art project, inspired by Kenojuak Ashevak’s Preening Owl.
Use the printable Mona Lisa to make your own mixed media art.
Helpful Art Resources For Kids
Below you will find helpful art resources to add to the artist-inspired project above!
- Free Color Mixing Mini Pack
- Getting Started with Process Art
- How to Make Paint
- Easy Painting Ideas For Kids
- Free Art Challenges
Printable Famous Artist Project Pack
Having the right supplies and having “doable” art activities can stop you in your tracks, even if you love being creative. That’s why I have put together an incredible resource for you using famous artists past and present for inspiration 👇.
With the help of an art education teacher… I have over 22 famous artist art projects to share with you!