Yesterday students made drawings of one textured object in the morning and small still life compositions in the afternoon. Diane's drawing above is one from the afternoon. The objective was to employ "cropping" in order to activate the negative areas strengthening the dynamics of the composition. The pod in the lower left balances the dark negative shape in the upper right. In addition, she has engaged all sides of the composition by isolating all the negative areas of the table top thus elevating their importance.