This year, we shared our trunk show as well as a traditional nine-patch (with nine patches, all equal in size, three different values) prior to the creative component. The activity challenge: to design within constraints. They each had a paper selection of 3 values and a white sheet. We asked them to create, by tearing the construction paper, another design. The constraint was that they had to have nine pieces in the final composition and glue it down to a base sheet. The time constraint was 20 minutes. The below designs are some of the "blocks" they produced. Perhaps you will note some familiar renditions to the traditional.
|Folded corners create dimension|
|Similar to an argyle|
|Bars and squares overlap|
|Interaction of lines and shapes|
|Modern asymmetrical chevron|
|Eggs for breakfast?|
|Creative textured background|