This could work with any symbol ... not only can it improve techniques in color, layering, texture and pattern, but those marks & colors could symbolically mean something. if students got or made a symbol for a book, etc... then they could do a map inside, illustrate through color or marks...sketchbook idea, give a silhouette of a bird and have them design it in colored pencil--
"Give" is a print of an original mixed media illustration by Cori Dantini. How lovely and cute!
Timeless Treasures fabric: I Love Paris This fabric would be a great inspiration for freeform motifs