Patterns, lines, & shapes all with the goal of creating visual balance is what we've been working on the last few weeks. We used a combination of markers and watercolors then finished it off with gluing black strips of paper to separate the grid. Crayola makes some beautiful colors in their watercolor paints that seem to last a bit longer than some other brands. The end result was really nice.
When the students are finished I encourage them to help others. This collaboration usually yields happier students.