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Boogie Woogie with Piet Mondrian

Create a city of geometric shapes and primary colors as seen through the eyes of the artist, Piet Mondrian.

  • Grade 1
  • 60 to 90 Minutes
  • Directions

    1. Invite students to view and comment on Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist. Discuss color, line, and shape. Discuss the significance of the title. What is Broadway? What is boogie-woogie? How is the art like streets and music?
    2. Distribute pieces of primary colored paper and scissors.
    3. Discuss what a square and rectangle look like. With scissors, instruct students to cut either a rectangle or square from each color of paper.
    4. Hand out square pieces of large white paper, pencils, glue sticks and markers to students. Using a pencil, students trace the yellow shape 3 times in a horizontal or vertical position. Glue the yellow shape on top of one of the tracings. Color the other shapes with the yellow marker.
    5. Next, students trace the red shape 3 times. Shapes may overlap. Glue the red shape to one of the tracings. Color the other shapes red.
    6. Trace the blue shape 3 times. Glue the blue shape to one of the tracings. Color the other shapes blue.
    7. Distribute long black strips of paper. Glue several strips vertically and several horizontally over the rectangles and squares for the streets.
    8. Pass out strips of blue, yellow and red paper. With a scissors, cut the strips into small pieces of varying lengths to represent buses, trucks, cars, taxis, police cars and other types of transportation. Glue these on top of the yellow strips.
  • Standards

    LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    MATH: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

    SS: Construct and use mental maps of locales, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape.

    VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.

    VA: Use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.

    VA: Explore and understand prospective content for works of art.

  • Adaptations

    Invite students to create their own cities. Use a color code for buildings and transportation. Add symbols for public parks and recreation.

    Create a collaborative piece of art with symbols, shapes and colors.

    Look at other art works by Piet Mondrian. Compare and contrast.

    Write a poem or song about Broadway Boogie-Woogie.

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