The 7th and 8th graders start out the trimester with a cubist color scheme project. They are given a square that is divided into 4. They are given directions to draw 3 large geometric shapes and 3 lines-one diagonal, one vertical and one horizontal. They then create a curving line that weaves through the whole composition. I am surprised at how many kids struggled with this! I know abstraction can be a difficult concept for kids to understand, and once we added the shapes inside of shapes inside of a square I started to lose a few. But after explaining it again and having them watch another demonstration it seemed to go well. Each one of the four quadrants will be painted in a different color scheme to create the final cubist design.Image