In art, the fourth graders have been hard at work creating a really cool project. They have been studying the difference between abstract art and non objective art by studying Wassily Kandinsky's art work. They learned that abstract art is a style of art that shows objects, people, and/or places in simplified arrangements of shape, line, texture, and color. Non objective art is art that just uses the elements of art and principals of design to create an interesting composition, but is not trying to represent something in particular. They then used white tempera paint and pastels to create a non objective background and an abstracted creature. They used an analogous color scheme, three to five colors next to each other on the color wheel, to create harmony throughout their work of art, and chose to put their reptile in relief, the raised parts of a surface which are often noticeable by the feeling of texture, to show contrast.