Twice a week I teach art to first and second graders. It's a great way to spend the afternoon and I find that the kids love it too. In fact, they all behave beautifully because they want so badly to be there. While I do believe that there is a place for directed art, I prefer encouraging their individuality. So, whenever I can, I look for projects that showcase their creativity.
These are Kandinsky circles done on black paper with pastels. It took two 40 minute art periods to complete.