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Age Range: 5-7 | 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T
  • Computing

Digital painting

Create a digital painting

Using IT to create art might seem like a very new idea, but actually it has been happening for many years! Using this resource created with Archives of IT learners can turn some famous artwork into digital art.

Activity: Digital painting

In this activity learners will develop an understanding of Piet Mondrian’s abstract geometric art then use paint software to create their own art, inspired by Mondrian’s work.

This activity could be used as a main lesson activity, to introduce the concept of digital art and increase understanding of the creative approaches of different artists. Alternatively, it could be used to introduce or reinforce how to use software to create images.

Download the free activity sheets below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download and are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

And please do share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETeducation or send them via email to to be featured in our online gallery.


  • Digital painting activity
  • Digital painting presentation

Tools/resources required

  • Computers / laptops / tablets
  • Paint image manipulation software

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

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