Recently, we studied a variety of art elements that we combined to create these gorgeous cocoa/coffee mugs placed on a table. We discussed perspective, lines, patterns and color to develop our images. Students started by creating two patterns using color pastels–one on the top two-thirds of their paper and a second one on the bottom one-third of their paper. This created their table and a background. Then, they created a third pattern (and a fourth one, if they opted to do different patters on the cup and saucer). Finally, they outlined the cup and saucer, cut it out and glued it on to their table background. They turned out positively beautiful! If you find yourself in the building, please come take a look at the students’ fine work; they’re hanging just outside our classroom door.