Piet Mondrian

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From Wikipedia:

Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian

March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944) was a Dutch painter.

He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.

Quick introductory video  http://youtu.be/ZSO8qA-xqOA and for more Piet inspiration visit http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/mondrian_piet.html


For this lesson :

  • Students will use the element of line to create a composition.
  • Students will apply a an art technique to create a composition.
  • Students will identify the historical influence on a particular visual art movement.
  • Students will learn the relationship between art and the environment.
  • Students will create art with a specific intent.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of a variety of art mediums and methods — effectively use the elements and principles of design to create a non-objective composition.


High school student example of lesson

High school student example of lesson

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New National Art Education Resource Guide

 National Art Education Association (NAEA) has released the new
2013-2014 NAEA Resources Catalog  http://ow.ly/nYgDg 

If you are a member you can get discounts on all these great publications and guides. 

One book that caught my attention wasNAEA_Resources_Catalog_2013-2014-1:

Artful teaching: integrating the Arts for understanding Across the curriculum, k-8

 Exemplary arts integration projects and practices across the K-8 curriculum are shared in this resource. Rather than providing formulas or scripts to be followed, the authors describe how the arts provide an entry point for gaining insight into why and how students learn.

 The book highlights examples of public school teachers who are integrating visual arts, music, drama, and dance with subject matter in English, social studies, science, and math. As a guide to a school reform model, it also explores intensive teacher-education and principal-training programs in several higher education institutions and offers concrete ideas for educators seeking to strengthen their own skills.


Interested in attending the 2014 NAEA National Convention in San Diego, CA, March 29-31? It is the world’s largest art education convention.

National Art Education Association 2013-2014 NAEA Resources Catalog  http://ow.ly/nYgDg