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Piet Mondrian Dab and Dot Art Project

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Piet Mondrian Dab and Dot Art Project

Piet Mondrian was an important and influential abstract painter.  But did you know his early work was mostly realistic paintings, often of trees and flowers? He developed his abstract style over the years and his artwork became increasingly simplified until there were no recognizable objects in his art, only shapes and colors. His art was influenced by the Cubists. After seeing an art exhibition by Picasso and Braque, he started making his own geometric abstract paintings. In his later art, he began using only the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), black and white.  He wanted to use only pure...

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Dab and Dot Markers great for use in speech/language therapy

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I love these dab and dot markers and so do my students!  We use them in our speech and language therapy sessions.  They keep my students motivated to complete tasks that are challenging for them.  For example, when working on targeted speech sounds, students will practice words/senteces/etc. with their sound in it and then get to choose a color to dab and dot on a picture.  There are many materials that have been created by Speech-Language Pathologists on a website called teachers pay teachers that have dot art targeting specific speech sounds.  These dab and dot markers are great for...

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Dab and Dot Markers - The Artsy Perspective

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Dab and Dot Markers - The Artsy Perspective

Go to the 21st Century Dictionary, look up the word Geek, and you will find a picture of someone who looks just like me. Well... perhaps not as cool, slim and stylish, but just like me in most other ways. I live a very technical, IT-saturated life; many hours, every day, in front of the ol' monitor. A digital Left Brain Mecca, so to speak. For some of those hours, I like to rent out my wide spread of IT skills, slowly and consistently developed over decades of exposure to all things in the computing world. One day, on a...

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