Let’s Get Crafty: Block Art Edition

Happy Friday, Riders! Today we learned all about Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter whose most famous work is Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue. You may be thinking: how is this art? Well, Mondrian actually created a painting style called neo-plasticism and was the first to make a painting of this kind. He wanted to move away from the 3D forms and landscapes of that time period, toward something that focused on the paint itself and the concepts of line and color. Mondrian argued that neo-plasticism was more realistic than other paintings, which he said were “illusions”.

Check out how we recreated Mondrian’s work and added some of our own pizzazz, below:

Supplies:

  • Blank canvas
  • Masking tape
  • Red, yellow, blue, and black paints
  • Paint brush
  • Water dish

Directions:

1. Apply tape to the canvas in random patterns.

2. Wherever visible, paint your canvas.

3. Once dried, remove tapes. Hang it in your favorite spot or gift it to someone!

We’d love to see your take on this art project! How did you lay your tape? What colors did you use? Send us a picture of your masterpiece to [email protected] or share them on our Facebook page.