Have you heard of Piet Mondrian? Chances are that even if you haven’t heard of this amazing artist that you have seen his work, copied in clothing, shoes, architecture, and advertisements. Below are ideas to explain how one artist can influence many other spheres of life. In addition to the links and ideas below, go to google images and type in “Piet Mondrian Influences.” You and your student will be surprised how many different areas have been impacted by this artist.
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Dutch Modern Artist
Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, in 1872. He was the second of his parent’s children. At a very young age his father Pieter and his Uncle Fritz, both artists themselves, introduced Piet to the world of art.
In 1892, Mondrian entered the Academy for Fine Art in Amsterdam as a qualified teacher. While teaching at the academy he also practiced his painting. Most of his paintings from this period were of landscapes. These pastoral images of Holland included fields, cows and windmills. These paintings were representational, and show the influence that the pointillist (painting with dots) and fauvist (vivid colors) movements had on him. Read more…
Free Printable Artist Biography
Printable Biography – Piet Mondrian
Printable Word Search – Piet Mondrian
Printable “Meet the Artist” Job Application Worksheet
Free Printable Coloring Page
Printable Coloring Page – Piet Mondrian
Free Lesson Plan with Art Project
Lesson Plan – Piet Mondrian
Interested in teaching about Pablo Picasso?? Below are several links to do just that, including biography, coloring pages, watercolor project, and a couple of others!
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish Modern Artist
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco, an art teacher, and Maria Picasso y Lopez. At an early age Pablo showed an interest in drawing. His first words were “piz, piz”, which is short for “lapiz”, the Spanish word for pencil. …Read the entire biography at www.makingartfun.com
Free Printable Artist Biography
Printable Biography – Pablo Picasso
Printable Word Search – Pablo Picasso
Free Printable Coloring Pages
Printable Coloring Page | Self Portrait – Pablo Picasso
Printable Coloring Page | Three Musicians – Pablo Picasso
Free Lesson Plan and Project
Printable Learn to Watercolor Project | Three Musicians – Pablo Picasso
Website with Free Artist Activity
Online Artist Activity
Free Printable Artist Minibook
Pablo Picasso Free Printable Minibook
Okay, classroom music teachers, here is a fun game to incorporate into your day with students in grades 2nd through 6th.
This game will drill your students on their previous music lessons. The game is fast-paced and played in teams for added excitement.
The basics of the game are below. Go here to read the rest of the game and to download/print the free game board.
Students will play a fast-paced game to drill the facts of previous music lessons.
–Suck It Up! Game Board and Answer Squares
Decide which music lesson facts you would like to review. Write 10 questions/answers for facts you would like your students to review. Transfer the questions to the printable Suck It Up! game board and the answers to the Suck It Up! answer squares. Cut the answer squares out of the answer squares sheet.
Get the free printable game board.
Do you need some music for your elementary music classroom? Here is a variety to choose from ranging from “easy” to “intermediate” levels. You can print the sheet music and get the lyrics for each of the orchestrations below.
Engine Engine No. 9 | Orff Orchestration
Shake Those ‘Simmons Down | Orff Orchestration
Little Tommy Tiddlemouse | Orff Orchestration
Tideo | Orff Orchestration
Tommy Snooks and Betsy Brooks | Orff Orchestration
The Wee Little Scare | Orff Orchestration
A Cat Came Fiddlin’ | Orff Orchestration
Jack Be Nimble | Orff Orchestration
Oh, Susanna | Orff Orchestration
O, The Train’s Off the Track | Orff Orchestration
Run from the Farmer | Orff Orchestration
Sakura, Sakura | Orff Orchestration
Sourwood Mountain | Orff Orchestration
Here is an adorable free ebook! The Wee Little Scare is a resource for the elementary music classroom, but it would also be enjoyed at home. The beginning of the book is sweetly illustrated and is used to teach counting. The last pages of the book is piano music and lyrics for the song from the story. A free lesson plan accompanies this resource to help elementary teachers work with students to develop a steady beat.
This comes from www.makingmusicfun.net