Students looked at works by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and contemporary American artist Moe Brooker and then, while listening to soft jazz, designed their own non-objective piece infusing self expression and emotional content into the work.
Kandinsky once said "Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential." Students considered their own purpose in creating meaningful work.