Easy Mondrian Inspired Drawing for Kids

Easy Mondrian Inspired Drawing for Kids

This is an easy way to add Art History to your classroom or home and introduce famous artist, Piet Mondrian.  I love doing this project and I do it with my 2nd grade classes almost every year.  We do a lot of projects with Piet Mondrian from Kindergarten to 6th grade, this famous artist is an easy one to recognize and an easy one to teach to children.

Update:  Check out my free download for using this lesson in your classroom – also great for when you have a substitute!

Take a look at my video and then read below for step by step directions!

To begin this project I use either 9″ x 12″ white drawing paper or 12″ x 18″.  The smaller paper will get done faster, but the larger paper makes more of an impact when hung in the hallways outside of the classrooms.

Using pieces of tagboard cut into various square and rectangle sizes, as templates, start by tracing one onto the page and then the next that is traced must overlap the first and so on.  By overlapping, new shapes are created, making the artwork more interesting.

Outline all of the traced shapes with permanent black marker.

Start by coloring about 4-5 spaces with one color and then add in the next two colors.  I started this one with red, but I would recommend starting with yellow since it is the lightest.  The yellow markers will stay cleaner if you start with yellow first, one touch the darker two colors.

After you color 4-5 spaces of each color you can decide if you need to add in any more colors anywhere.

When you are done, you will have a nice completed easy drawing inspired by Piet Mondrian.

Here is a video of another great easy Piet Mondrian inspired art project – Turtles!