Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Piet Mondrian

Large cardboard boxes provide us a wonderful opportunity for the children to work as a group.  Communicating well with others is an important skill when working with a group on a project.  Shared materials, personal space, expressing ideas, assigning roles in the 'project'---this gives the children an experience to develop their communication skills.

Last week our MWF classes had a large cardboard piece in the art center. I glued white paper on the box and taped off rectangles in no particular order.

Add dot markers and some enthusiastic artists...

and it is ready to hang in the gallery!

We did not have formal lesson on Piet Mondrian but I did have two examples of his work to show the kids.  Students used rulers, crayons and markers to create their work.

Want to learn more about Piet Mondrian?

What else have we done with cardboard?
A cherry blossom tree---http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2014/04/cherry-blossoms.html

Shapes and letters---http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2013/11/cardboard-boxes.html

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