Mondrian meets Kandinsky

In this project 1st grade viewed and discussed Piet Mondrian's Grey Tree and Wassily Kandinsky's Colour Study of Squares.
We pondered .... "What if Mondrian and Kandinsky were friends and decided to make an artwork together? What would it look like?"
Since Mondrian was fasincated with balance(symmetry and asymmetry)and Kandinsky loved playing with colors, maybe it would look like these wonderful beauties.
To make these abstracted trees we painted the background either warm or cool colors using a wet-on-wet process. Then we used a monoprint technique to make a symmetrical tree and circles. Using tempera we experimented with the primary and secondary color schemes as well as creating light and dark values.