What if I just put out a bunch of art materials and don't do a lesson? What if I ask students to think about other art they've done? What if I tell them to do something similar to something they've already done, but to change it somehow or, if they want, to just explore?
One student might draw herself in a garden, surrounded by a rainbow, under a rainy-sunny-starry sky:
Another student might explore lines with watercolor and crayon:
Somebody might do a bird collage:
Somebody else might do a three-dimensional line collage:
Somebody might do a shape rubbing:
Somebody else might draw or trace a series of rectangles and fill them with colorful patterns:
And somebody else might make a collage of the sun: