Mondrian Abstract Art Lesson (from Art History for Elementary Bundle)

Mondrian Abstract Art Lesson (from Art History for Elementary Bundle)

This can be used to homeschool your children, from the first through third grades.
This is a common method of teaching 1st- and 3rd-year students.

Includes PDF and 8 pages

What is Inside?

The art lesson is for teachers. It is simpleArt lesson for exploring the times and artwork of Piet Mondrian as well as Abstract Art. Use a simple teacher script for children to read to them. Include questions so that they can guide you in your discussions. Mondrian’s geometric, abstract painting style is worth a look. Mondrian-inspired art will be created by students. You can also finish off with other literacy extension activities that are integrated into the curriculum.

The bundle contains this lesson: Art History for ElementaryThe book includes 13+ easy-to-follow art lessons, projects, scripts for teacher reading aloud, and literacy integration. The bundle will take students on an art-history and western civilization journey from cave art to modern day art. It is kid-friendly!

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The teacher script includes questions that will guide you through the lesson. It doesn’t matter if you have an art background or not. Everything is provided for you. Simply turn to the first page, and you’ll be able to learn with your fellow students.

What’s included:

  • Reading aloud the script will introduce you to the style and time period.
  • Example of student art
  • There is one main art project, and many extension projects.
  • There are several activities that can be used to help you think more clearly, whether it’s for your early finishing skills or your extended thinking. These include a Word Search, Reflect and Review, a Comic Style Writing Activity, and a Coloring Page based on well-known art.
  • Search key terms to locate related art online for students

Note: Examples of popular artwork that students have shared are web-based. Students are given key words and URLs to help them find the images they seek in a search engine. Due to copyright concerns, the actual art cannot be included within this unit. All images are easy to find with a quick Google search. Students can either print or use a projector to view the detail of the individual art pieces.


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OrganisationHere are a few art history lessons that have been arranged chronologically. They start with Cave Art, Egyptian Art/ Hieroglyphics and continue through history to include artists like Leonardo DaVinci and Vincent Van Gogh.

This section includes artists and art periods:

  1. Cave Art
  2. Egyptian Art
  3. Roman Mosaics Art
  4. Renaissance: Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa
  5. Baroque – Rembrandt Portraits
  6. Romantic – Turner’s warm/cool colours
  7. Impressionist- Monet’s Lily Pond
  8. Post Impressionist Van Gogh’s Starry Night
  9. Post Impressionist: Seurat’s Pointillism
  10. Abstract Art – Piet Mondrian
  11. Expressionism in Edvard Munch’s The Scream
  12. Cubism – Pablo Picasso Collage
  13. Modern Art by Ted Harrison Arctic Art

What Are the Contents of Each Lesson

Every lesson needs:

  • A teacher script with basic information regarding the time period to be read aloud
  • a relevant art project
  • One or more extensions art projects
  • Refrain from thinking and review the concepts on this page
  • Coloring page for famous artwork
  • Word search using relevant vocabulary to get you started

Materials Required

The art projects are made with inexpensive, easily available supplies. Because I worked in low budget schools, I understand how costly supplies can be. The lessons are simple to complete with paper, scissors and markers. A materials list is available in the preview.

Estimated Time

It all depends on how old you are and whether you want to finish the extension projects or other writing activities. You have many choices! The class discussion/teacher read aloud script, and the art lesson/clean up will all take around one hour. Additional art lessons or writing extensions may take another hour.

Not all projects have to be completed. You can choose which ones you want. For those who are completing the projects quickly, you can use word searches, coloring pages, and extension writing to help.

Literacy Components

This program also includes literacy elements, which will help you integrate it with writing and social studies.

Students can use the simple map to mark which areas each lesson is focused on.

How about early finishers?

To help with reflection and review writing, I included pages for you to use when your projects are complete. Also, there were word searches for each lesson, various printables, word search sheets, coloring sheets, and word searches. These are also great for literacy centers and extension lessons.

Refer to Reference Materials

You can easily find all the visual support you need by doing a web search.

The art is included for copyright purposes. Not includedIt’s possible, however it is more advantageous to show digital versions for all students so they can see the paintings in their entirety. Each lesson begins with a clear listing of artist and title. Just type it in a Google search, and click “images” for easy sharing with class. To complete the unit, you don’t need to go to any other websites.

How to manage student work

A scrapbook can hold all projects, making it a fantastic portfolio or keepsake. The cover of the scrapbook is also included. You can also display your amazing artwork on the wall, or you can glue it into the scrapbook with any extensions projects.

Tip for Teachers: These lessons have been taught with multiple-age buddy classes over the past 12+ years with great success. It’s a great idea to have students of different grades paired up for these types of projects. As “big friends”, we had grade 2 and grade 5 students paired up last year.


You are looking for art lessons that are easy? Below is a list of the top-rated units.

Art For Elementary Collection

ART HISTORY SET 1 This book focuses on an art history journey from cave art to contemporary art with 13+ lessons.

Click to see it —-> 1. Art History in Elementary

ART HISTORY SET 2The focus is on modern artists both in Europe and North America. However, there are many exciting additions for teachers that draw on feedback from their students.

Click to see it —-> The Art History for Elementary 2

SET 3 Art Around The WorldDiscover other continents, cultures and countries around the globe through 18 fascinating lessons

Click to see it —-> Art Around the World

The School Year: Seasonal CraftsIt is designed for busy teachers with limited supplies and time. The work for you is already done! You can choose from eight cute crafts per month (Sept–Dec Bundle).

Click to see it —-> STEP BY STEP: Seasonal CraftsEight crafts each month for the School Year


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