Combine art and a bit of geometry for a Piet Mondrian inspired Valentine hearts art activity for kids. Create a colorful heart shape decoration with this very simple to set up Mondrian art lesson using a few basic supplies. Learn about famous artist Piet Mondrian and abstract art in the process.
MONDRIAN HEART ART FOR KIDS
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter and theoretician who is considered as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. When he began painting, Mondrian often painted landscapes in the cubist style. From there, he learned how to be an abstract artist!
One of his most recognizable images that he used over and over was an irregular checkerboard drawn with black lines, and with the spaces painted mostly white or in primary colors (blue, red and yellow). To do this, he used a form of math called geometry. Geometry helps us understand and create shapes!
Mondrian painted about 250 of these geometric abstracts from 1917 to 1944. Mondrian called his style “neoplasticism.”
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MONDRIAN HEART ART
- Printable Heart template
- Electrical tape
- Card stock
- Glue stick
STEP 1: Print the heart template above.
STEP 2: Using the electrical tape, tape straight lines horizontally and vertically across your heart.
STEP 3: Color the shapes inside the tape with markers.
STEP 4: Cut out your heart design and glue your heart to the card stock.
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