Mondrian Trees

Grade 1

Linda Pfisterer, Art Specialist

Students learn about Piet Mondrian who painted trees all his life using different styles. They then draw and paint a tree in the style of Piet Mondrian.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. recognize the primary colors from Mondrian’s vertical and horizontal line paintings.
  2. distinguish between realistic paintings and abstract paintings of Mondrian’s trees.
  3. draw and paint their own trees using the “Y” shape in the tree trunk and branches.