Primary colors (red, yellow and blue)
Vertical and Horizontal black lines
Squares and Rectangles
So I gave my students a half sheet of sheet music to cut into squares and rectangles only. These were glued onto a 9 x 12 white sheet of paper. They used red, yellow and blue oil pastels to outline and create more squares and rectangles. We printed the black lines with a piece of cardstock and black tempera paint.
Not all students understood the vertical and horizontal, so I did a follow up lesson using cut 1" black strips of construction paper, and various sizes of red, blue and yellow squares and rectangles. I gave each student 5 black lines to construct their grid first. Their challenge was to create a mobile (a hanging piece of work) using a glue stick. Here are some at work......
Here are some of the finished Mondrian Mobiles....
And...here they are hanging in our hallway.