For these two lessons, the students were introduced to Cityscape. We began with reading the book Tar Beach and looking at how the city is depicted with shapes. The students were shown that buildings close to the us appeared to have the largest windows. We then noticed that buildings that were overlapped appeared further away with smaller windows. The buildings that were behind all others were the farthest distance requiring nothing more than dots or slashes. This is an introductory lesson to space and use of shape! The students have now been introduced to Abstract and Representational art, and are able to recognize that the artist is arranging shapes and lines in a thoughtful and intentional way!!