"The students are asked to choose a simple shape and create a pattern of that shape to trace onto the paper. The students are told to overlap the shapes to create interesting negative shapes. Then they erase the lines where the shapes overlap. After they complete their composition, they add color to the background with colored pencils."
Very cute...multiple lessons in one! Based on the book "Vincent VanGogh's Cat"...create a basic painting based on any artist, draw and cut out a cat in one cut and save the scraps to create a positive and negative cat!