Mondrian Quilt (EN-CUR-378)

Collage of mixed fruits and vegetables, MRI

Mondrian Quilt is an interdisciplinary lesson that combines English and Arts. It is based on the Europeana blog post about the painter Piet Mondrian.

A collage

The lesson starts with an animated video about Mondrian. Then, it moves on to a group work during which students get to know the painter and his life through reading the Europeana blog post and Khan Academy text about him, and filling out a factfile. After that each group chooses one of his paintings and analyzes it. Next, each student creates its part for the ‘Mondrian Quilt’, which will be a kind of a collage and together with the teacher students create the quilt by combining pieces made by each student. At the end of the lesson students play a Wordwall quiz.

This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun)” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Author: Ivana Štiglec

Age of students: 15-16

Subject and topic: Arts, English, Mondrian’s life and work

CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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