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Abstract Art

Materials Needed: Paper and Paint (crayons, markers, or pastels could also be used) Think of an idea or an emotion. Experiment with a variety of marks (smooth, slow, graceful, short, orderly, jagged, quick, chaotic) and colors (cool, warm, bright, muted). Paint the emotion or idea without making objects or people. Now try painting the idea of conflict. Paint the emotions that one would feel when in conflict. Then paint the emotions that one would feel when conflict is resolved. Share your results!

For more ideas on infusing conflict resolution and art, see the Western Justice Center’s “Art Start Cards” kit available online at

Source: Western Justice Center

Recommended to calendar by: Abbie Genzink

CRE Calendar Usage: 1st Edition