Some really fun homework tasks this week from my Year 7 students, who've been exploring abstract art. We're sticking to some of the classics - Mondrian, Kandinsky and Miro, just because they're so iconic and there is so much rich material to explore with them. The task was for students to create a Mondrian-inspired composition using any materials other than art materials. There are so many examples of this sort of thing online, from nail art and cake decoration to the famous Yves Saint Laurent dress. I think it helps the students to understand just how widely these artists influence popular culture.
In class, we had some great discussion about the origins of the piece 'Broadway Boogie Woogie' and the students created their own abstract designs based on simplified sections of Hong Kong maps.