Paul Klee's "Castle and Sun" was our jumping off piece for this lesson - thanks to this blog, arteascuola, for the idea (and several others I pinned from you)! Castles were great subjects to be drawn on book pages, since so many stories are set around a castle. I have been collecting damaged books for upcycling, and the second graders were excited to use Harry Potter pages for this lesson.
Students made 3 compositional choices: page layout, type of balance (symmetrical or asymmetrical) and warm or cool color scheme. We finished off the designs with a geometric pattern border and a pop of contrasting color.