Yesterday was my final class for high school. We created abstract pictures. I allowed a lot of creative license for the class. My only perimeters were that they had to draw at least one triangle, circle and square. They could draw more than one of any of the shapes and draw them in any size, even if the shape didn't fit the paper. They could even overlap the shapes or keep them separate. Finally, they had the option of using pencil, oil pastel, watercolor (tempera), color pencil, or any combination of mediums to render their pictures. I worked up some examples to give them a graphic idea of what they could do, and I also worked on my own picture as they created theirs. To my surprise they were very receptive to the project and I was very impressed with the general creativity of the classes. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take photos of their work. Here's are the examples of what I did for the lesson.