Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December - Mondrian

Hi everyone! The infant outfits look adorable with last month's artwork printed on them. I can't wait to show them to you next week before delivering them to the babies! CareNet Pregnancy Center in Manchester is such a great program. I know that they will have lots of opportunities to help others thanks to your efforts.

This month's featured artist is Piet Mondrian.

PIET MONDRIAN
(pronounced Peet MON-dree-ahn)
1872-1944
Dutch

In preparation for class please print out "Broadway Boogie Woogie" (1942-1943 Museum of Modern Art, New York) and place it where your child will see it often.

Click here for a printable version

Next week's activity will be to create a paper collage focusing on Mondrian's balance, and primary colors. We will be creating Christmas ornaments which will decorate a tree in the middle of the woods on the trails at Earl Legacy Park to surprise and delight visitors (note change in location).

This month's supply list was a bit confusing to type up because of the variety of skill levels in our group. Please feel free to contact me if you have any trouble figuring out what you need. Basically, we are going to be cutting and gluing at right angles. If you have many small children attending, you will probably want to do the cutting ahead of time, but if your children are older they can easily do this at the meeting.

You will need to bring the following supplies:
  • Three 3"x3" squares of construction paper (1 each of red, yellow & blue) per person
  • Three additional pieces (any size) of construction paper (1 each of red, yellow, & blue) per person
  • Eight (1/2" - 1")x12" strips of black construction paper per person
  • One 12"x12" sheet of white construction paper per person
  • Q-tips - one per person
  • Pencil (regular #2, not a drawing pencil) - one per person
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Recommended: Paper towels &/or baby wipes
See you December 14th at 6:30!