Teach students about Piet Mondrian’s De Stijl style painting Broadway Boogie-Woogie with two hands-on activities. Both activities in this lesson plan will take one class period each. For the first art activity, the students will observe Mondrian’s artwork, and then they will create individual collages only using geometric shapes and primary colors. For the second lesson, the students will rely on their previous experiences and create a group De Stijl collage.
“Elementary Boogie-Woogie,” can be taught in an art class, but it could also be used in the regular classroom for an interesting twist on teaching squares and rectangles. Elementary students have fun when working together as a team to create the large collage.
This download is a zip file, and it contains a 2 page PDF lesson plan. There are two short PowerPoint presentations included as well.
Anchor Standard: 5. Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Lesson Objective: Students will be able to identify Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie-Woogie.
Lesson Activity: Students will create and individual and a group composition using primary colors and geometric shapes.
Materials: “Boogie-Woogie with Piet Mondrian” PowerPoint, 9x12” white paper, red, yellow, and blue construction paper, glue, scissors, “Elementary Boogie-Woogie with Rules for the Group” PowerPoint, and large white paper for the class.
Time: 2 Classes
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