Our Masterpiece Monday program has been a part of the MCP curriculum for many years. What started out as a simple unit on V and Vincent Van Gogh has grown into a wonderful way for children to express themselves and learn so many things about art, science and math. Art makes you smart.
All year as we paint we remind the children to 'cover the white spaces'. We introduce Mondrian and ask them what they notice first. White spaces! Shapes? Squares and rectangles? Color? Primary colors? (we look at Mondrian's work w/black lines and primary colors).