Artist: (first circle)

Need for lesson - Art postcard set - abstract art folder and/or pictures of Piet Mondrian art.

Index File Card

can be pasted onto an index file card for quick reference


Artist 18

We are going to talk a little about a kind of art called Abstract Art. We talked about different kinds of art before like Cubism and Impressionism. Well, what it Abstract Art mean? Abstract artist felt that paintings did not have to show things that were recognizable. Their paintings do not try to show animals, people, or places exactly how they really look. They like to use color and shape in their paintings to show images of emotions or moods. Some of the Abstract artists composed their paintings entirely of geometric shapes, such as circles, triangles, or squares.

Piet Mondrian was one of the famous Abstract artist. The paintings that he is most famous for are rectangles of white and primary colors, separated by black lines. His first paintings were of things found in the real world and they were similar to Impressionism paintings. He also like to paint and study Cubism Art. Then he began to paint Abstract kinds of art.

Other famous Abstract Artist were Jackson Pollock and Frank Stella. Let's look at some Abstract Art pictures.



Abstract Art Folder


Mondrian Art


Mondrian Art - Provide children with white paper, pre-cut strips of black paper in different lengths, glue, and primary colors paint. Children can glue a design on the white paper using the black strips and then paint insid their designs.





Zoology: (second circle)

Need for lesson - A story about snails and and art idea.

Have a review of snails with the children and demonstrate art.


Snail Review


Snail Art