A painting project by my art 9's. I am always trying to get them introduced to new ideas for drawing, painting and image development and this one really progressed naturally from having them create a new drawing tool (4 pencil crayons tied to a flat piece of cardboard). The inherent limitations of the tool forced them to think about their drawings in more abstract terms and notice composition rather than torturing themselves trying to draw the flowers "just right". From there I just told them that they needed to demonstrate their understanding of the painting techniques that we had learned (gradation/blending, glazing, and edging) and of colour theory. Really loose, they're a class that needs some freedom. I'm very pleased with the results.