Monday, June 8, 2009

Inspired by Mondrian

Mondrian Art is great for the classroom. I love the idea of telling students they can "go wild" with colors and composition, but at the same time they need focus on precise geometric shapes and lines.
Piet Mondrian (Dutch 1872-1944)

And, if you're a parent with a LEGO loving child.... here's a summer project.

Mondrian's art inspired this "simplest mural I've ever painted". Step 1: Paint four colored rectangles. Step 2: Paint Lego logo. Step 3: Create straight black lines with "electrical tape". (Lastly, I pasted up a blown up photo of a custom Lego jet on one of the colored rectangles just for fun.)

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