We start by looking at abstract art. Look at "artist" link under art web sites. First we created a border.I wanted to avoid everyone’s paintings looking the same. Some students chose to begin with a border, others chose to start with shapes.
The next layer and lesson was to add other shapes and designs in new spaces or over other shapes.
We then started layering, adding new shapes, designs and patterns
The final lesson was for outlining, adding other colors, and last minute details