This was a fun lesson in abstract art. We looked at the painting “People and Dog in Sun” by Joan Miro. Without knowing the title, it was hard to know what the painting was about. Once we knew the title, though, we could find the people, the dog, the sun.
To make our own abstract art, they each drew an object on the paper. We then used rulers to lay out a 3 inch grid. They chose 4 or 5 colors and got busy. The rules were:
1. Change colors every time you come to a line.
2. Try not to have the same color side by side.