This is first time I've worked with a year one class since beginning this blog. I don't think I used the word with the students, but this was an exercise in minimalism. With an abundance of negative space there's nothing to distract your gaze from these shiny bright flowers.
The children were asked to free-cut without pre-drawing beforehand. Each flower was made with two colours plus greenery. Most of the petals are more geometric than organic in shape but I think this gives the flowers their energetic appearance. Perhaps in a future lesson I'll ask for roughly triangular, rounded or even droopy triangles rather than these more regular ones. It would be interesting to see the effect this would have.