Monday, December 5, 2016

1st and 2nd Grade Art

We began a new unit based on the work of Piet Mondrian. The students went into the Maker Space to watch a couple of animations about the transformation of Mondrian's work and then began to build a "Mondrian Sculpture" using LEGOS! They had a fantastic time and created several wonderful Mondrian inspired sculptures. I wanted to continue the unit, but did not want to do a painting project. I came up with a crazy notion to do a wood project based on Mondrian. The students (of course) loved the idea of working in the Maker Space, so we ran with the idea! The pieces began with sawing and sanding a thinner piece of wood and prepping the surface to take a layer of white paint. The next phase involved choosing several blocks of wood to construct the composition. Each block was painted with either red, blue or yellow paint to emulate the work of Mondrian. We will begin construction of the pieces this week in the Maker Space. I love the way this project is coming together and I am so glad we have a space to build in!

Mondrian LEGOS!

The painted Mondrian pieces waiting for assembly

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