Monday, December 20, 2010

First Grade Complementary Colors

The first graders had fun creating this vibrant art in the style of Piet Mondrian. We studied Mondrian's art and learned that he liked to create simple designs using the primary colors and the neutral colors of white and black. We learned about horizontal and vertical lines and then we used black masking tape to create squares and rectangles on our paper in an interesting pattern. Instead of using traditional primary colors we used the complementary colors of RED and GREEN to create a beautiful holiday look. Our pictures are up down the main halls of the school, the library and the first grade hall. We hope you will come enjoy the beauty of this simple art of contrast.

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