Picture It! 2013

The Other Classes in Group #4

Mr. Kramer's 2nd Grade
Hallway display from Mr. Kramer's class.

Piece #5

About the Project

Click HERE to go to the official Picture It! 2013 Projects by Jen website.

This spring, students in Mrs. Garvey’s 5J Computer Class will be participating in the collaborative Picture It! 2013 project with students from all over the world!

Project Dates:

April 1 to May 10, 2013

This project is open to ALL PreK to Sixth Grade Classrooms World Wide.

Main Idea

Classrooms will be working with 23 other classrooms to complete 1 collaborative piece of art.

Deborah Craven has created a unique piece of artwork (suitable for a bulletin board). This artwork will be divided into several sections.


1. Each classroom will receive ONE SECTION of a piece of art and a listing of classrooms they will be collaborating with. (Each group will have 24 classrooms)

The main image "Mondrian with a Twist" has been divided into 24 pieces.

2. Guided by the teacher, each student will color ONE SECTION of the drawing on a piece of paper. The final collection of artwork will be perfect for a bulletin board!

Since we are celebrating Mondrian -- please only use BLUE, RED, BLACK, YELLOW crayons!

3. From a provided list, the teacher will mail out the completed sections of art to every classroom on that list (one section per classroom)

4. The class will also include a completed template to share a bit about their classroom. 

5. Each classroom will receive artwork "sections" from the other classrooms on the list.

6. Once the "sections" have been received, the classroom will piece the parts together to create ONE collaborative piece of artwork.

Who Was Piet Mondrian

Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan was a Dutch painter

Born: March 7, 1872 in Amersfoort, Netherlands

Died: February 1, 1944 in New York City

Nationality: Dutch, American

Piet Mondrian obtained an education degree, but then immediately began taking painting lessons. His first paintings were exhibited in 1893; his early work reflected the influence of avant-garde trends such as Post-Impressionism and Cubism.

In 1917 Mondrian and three other painters founded the art periodical and the movement known as De Stijl. The group advocated a style called neoplasticism, which entailed complete rejection of visually perceived reality as subject matter and the restriction of a pictorial language to its most basic elements of the straight line, primary colors, and the neutrals of black, white, and gray. He painted in this style for the next 20 years, until he fled war-torn Paris for London and then New York City in 1940.

A sample of Piet Mondrian's artwork.

Information provided by Wikipedia

5J's Display

As we receive colored pieces from the other classes in our group, we will remove the black and white ones.  Please check back often to see how our piece of Mondrain style art takes shape.

Week of April 15:

We've got mail!!


Week of April 8:

We're getting ready to mail our pieces out to the 23 other classes in our group.

Week of April 4

Our first two pieces arrived!


Week of April 1

We are anxiously waiting for our first colored pieces to arrive.  In the meantime, we are busy coloring our own pieces, addressing envelopes, filling out our class "About Us" sheet, PLUS working on our science research reports using Google Docs and practicing our keyboarding skills.  We are busy and using every second we have in computer class to learn and grow.