The 6th graders recently finished a challenging drawing assignment. They created observational drawings of chairs and plants, using the technique of looking at the negative spaces (the shapes of the air in and around an object) instead of the actual object itself. This proved difficult, as the students had to re-learn how to see things. Once mastered however, knowing how to look for negative spaces will help in all future observational drawings. In the assignment, the students had to emphasize the negative spaces in an interesting and creative way.