Mondrian + Kandinsky = ABSTRACT ART!

Fourth grade artists have really been flexing their art muscles this month!  Their latest creations combine their understanding of the abstract art of Mondrian and Kandinsky, plus their recent study of color families, AND our school goal of improving number sense and fractions.  Whew!

After viewing work by Mondrian and Kandinsky, students discussed how both artists might have divided up their picture space as they created “Broadway Boogie Woogie” and “Several Circles No. 323”.

Broadway Boogie Woogie  Kandinsky-Several Circles



After folding their paper into halves, thirds, and quarters, students carefully planned where to place their lines and shapes to create a strong abstract composition.  Color was added after considering color families, and a printed border pulled their pieces together.  The final result?  Stunning!

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See more of our abstract pieces at our ARTSONIA on-line art museum!

New Year, New Projects

We are settling back in after Christmas break – and gearing up with new and exciting projects!

Kindergarten kiddos enjoyed learning about Mondrian this week, along with a review of primary colors, shapes, and lines.  We explored Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie and learned about horizontal and vertical lines.

Broadway Boogie Woogie

Here we are making our bodies into vertical lines….

Kindergarten Vertical Lines

And horizontal lines!

Kindergarten Horizontal Lines

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And then it was our turn to create our own Boogie Woogie – we glued black construction paper lines to a 12×12 sheet of paper, and chose our 4 favorite colors to finish our Georgetown Boogie Woogies.

Mondrian Lines