For their 1st project, painting students were given a bag with 4 objects. Each student needed to add an object and create a collage like image that drew connections to their objects. Things such as a crayon could connect with color, line, or childhood. A sun might remind students of summer, the color yellow, or something round. Students were encouraged to relate it to other things that would make their projects more personal. Below are some examples of student sketches, paintings in progress, and some close ups of finished areas of projects.