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Host:Candie Cooper

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Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour

Mondrian and Me: Composition No. 2
By Candie Cooper

Materials needed:
Sakura® of America Cray-pas® Junior Artist® Oil Pastels
Black construction paper
Canson Sketch Book
Artist’s tape


  1. Using artist’s tape, divide your black paper into 8 to 12 squares and rectangles.  Place the tape at different widths so you have rectangles and squares that are all different sizes.
  1. Pick four of your favorite colored Craypas.  Mondrian worked in primary colors (red, blue and yellow) plus black and white.
  1. Color inside the boxes with the oil pastels.
  1. Peel off the tape to reveal your Mondrian piece!

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