(I took this one into The Bear's 1st Grade Class)
We talked about Abstract Art, and Mondrian's love of Primary colors and lines. We counted the squares and rectangles, they came up with 17.
(This one into the Kindergarten class, next week, to The Bear's class)
We discussed Impressionistic painters and Monet's love of light and how it affected what he was painting. I used a flashlight in the dark to mimic the changes in shadow and light as the sun moves across the sky. It is so easy to impress the little ones! LOL Last year, I presented not only to The Bear's 1st grade class, but to a 6th grade class of special ed boys. I had to be totally on the ball with them. They were on top of things! It was a great experience though.