Art I students were asked to draw objects of their choosing. The focus of these drawings was the refined and controlled use of contour lines with an emphasis on drawing accuracy, line quality, illusion of form, and texture. Once the drawings were complete and cut out, students began the task of arranging them into a good composition. They had to think carefully through the options of symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial balance, while also keeping the rule of thirds and various principles of design in mind. Additionally, students were challenged to develop content, meaning, and purpose into their work.