Fifth graders focus on the element of space for a good portion of the second semester, whether it is creating actual 3-D forms with clay and sculpture, or creating illusions of space through perspective drawing. I thought a good intro would be creating a relief sculpture based on a famous 2-D work of art. We looked at the iconic nonobjective paintings of Mondrian and Kandinsky, and worked in one of these two styles. We examined the elements of their early 20th century pieces and combined them with the added element of three-dimensional space on the surface level. Thank you to Room 9 Art for sharing the Mondrian example.