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Piet Mondrian for Kids | Biography and Lesson Resources

Updated on May 31, 2011

Art Lessons and Printable Resources for the Elementary Art Student

Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian (1892-1944), is one of the most respected artists of the modern era. The focus of this collection of free art lesson plans and resources is to provide elementary school students with free lesson materials to learn about and appreciate the art of this famous artist. Some of these activities are simple to prepare and enjoy. Others may require a trip to the art store.

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Hey Kids, Meet Piet Mondrian | Biography

Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, in 1892. 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...

mondrian word search worksheet
mondrian word search worksheet

Piet Mondrian | Word Search Worksheet

This free printable Piet Mondrian word search worksheet helps students to build reading skills while learning about Mondrian. Tell your students how many words there are to find. Then ask them to complete the word search worksheet by identifying the keywords biography and circling them on the worksheet.

Your students will have a blast, and the homeroom teachers at your school will be thrilled that you included an activity like this one in your art lesson plans.

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Free Art Lesson Plans

Rectangles, Colors and Black Lines | Art Lesson

Introduce students to the art of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, and then create a masterpiece after his work. This lesson plan is designed to fulfill Standard #4: K-4 and Standard #4: 5-8 of the National Standards for Art Education: Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.


Blue, Red, Yellow, White and Black Construction Paper

Glue Stick


Piet Mondrian Cookie | Lesson Plan

Create a work of art in you kitchen. Bake a batch of sugar cookies, whip up some frosting, and then turn your cookies into a Mondrian masterpiece.


4" Sugar Cookies

Cookie Frosting

Food Coloring

Popsicle Sticks or Paint Brushes

Icing Bag (or sandwich bag with corner cut)

Cookie Design Worksheet

Piet Mondrian Desktop Wallpaper

Enjoy the work of this master artist over and over again with free desktop wallpaper of his work from his most memorable period.

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mondrian coloring page

Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow | Free Coloring Page

Take a moment to color a Mondrian masterpiece.

This art masterpiece coloring page of Piet Mondrian's Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow, will give children an opportunity to interact with a piece of art in a way that they may have never experienced before. Not only will they look at this masterpiece, but they will interact with it. As a result, it will leave a much more lasting impression of the artwork and possibly a greater appreciation for art in general, than had they only looked at it.

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