Materials Needed: Black Sharpie, pencil, erasure, 8 1/2 x 11 white construction paper
Procedure: After a brief lesson on what abstract art is, students are told to draw any design on their paper. The only rule to follow is that they can't draw recognizable objects, no trees, houses, people,... Repetition of design is good. Detail is okay but not tiny detail. When the student is happy with their design, they take a black Sharpie and trace over their pencil marks. Next, they will take the Sharpie and color in different sections of the design. They may need to be reminded that they can not color in two black sections side by side. This project can be completed in about 45 minutes but I encourage students to take their time, work on it in sections when they have a little free time.
Quote of the day: "If I choose abstraction over reality, it is because I consider it the lesser chaos" ~ Robert Brault