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Piet Mondrian | Free Printables and Lesson Plans

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

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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

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Printable Word Search – Piet Mondrian

Printable “Meet the Artist” Job Application Worksheet

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Printable Coloring Page – Piet Mondrian

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Lesson Plan – Piet Mondrian

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Pablo Picasso | Free Printables and Homeschool Lesson Plans

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

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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

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Printable Word Search – Pablo Picasso

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Printable Coloring Page | Self Portrait – Pablo Picasso

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Printable Coloring Page | Three Musicians – Pablo Picasso

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Printable Learn to Watercolor Project | Three Musicians – Pablo Picasso

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Free Printable Artist Minibook

Pablo Picasso Free Printable Minibook

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Music Classroom Game | Free Printable Game Board

suck-it-up-music-review-game-freeOkay, 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.

Level
Grade 2-6

Objective
Students will play a fast-paced game to drill the facts of previous music lessons.

Materials Needed:
-Soda Straws
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.

 

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Orff Orchestrations for Elementary Classroom | Free Sheet Music

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.

Easy

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

Intermediate

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

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The Wee Little Scare | A Sing-Along Counting/Music Book

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 
The Wee Little Scare | Free Music/Counting eBook