Columbus Learns About Art Elements

Students at Columbus Avenue took part in activities designed to teach them about the basic elements of art.
After observing elements seen in Piet Mondrian paintings and participating in a discussion about them, students created line designs, squares and rectangles using strips of black construction paper. Then, they painted inside their shapes using the primary colors red, yellow and blue.
The activities served to teach the students how artists use lines in their work, how to identify and create geometric shapes, and how to reflect elements seen in professional work.