4-6th grade Montessori students made these insect designs to explore the use of patterns and repetition in artworks. We began by observing many different types of insects. Students could draw one specific insect or take features of different insects and create an all new species. These were then transferred to a larger paper either randomly or as a specific design. We used markers to color in the insects and filled in the background with watercolor. This is a great cross-curricular lesson incorporating some important science concepts.