All students in the elementary school are studying Piet Mondrian. For the lower grades we looked at Mondrian's later work. We talked about what we saw in his artwork- line, shape and color. The following pics are from our first projects for grades k-2.
These pieces are from kindergarten. Students were given square and rectangle sponges to use in the primary colors and black paint to create line with a paint brush.
This project was done by my 1st graders. This project is from Teach Kids Art.
These are from my 2nd graders. The glue wasn't dry yet, hence the spots. Students used black construction paper with "foamy" sheets that I cut into different sizes. They were instructed to make abstract art and to leave spaces between the pieces.
I will have Mondrian trees from the 3rd and 4th graders soon.