In Classical Conversations week 4, we focus on creating abstract art. This is a fun time, but some direction is helpful, so I created these abstract drawing cards for use in class. I plan on giving the kids half sheets of paper, and either letting them draw cards randomly, or maybe putting numbers 1-6 on the backs of the cards and they’ll roll the dice to choose a card. They’ll draw what is on the card on their paper in any size or direction, then choose another card until they feel their piece is complete. I’ll encourage them to draw edge to edge, creating interesting shapes where the lines intersect. Then, they can color in the different sections and maybe trace over their pencil lines with black.
Here’s my attempt using these random abstract shapes: