Instructions: Practice drawing ovals. Ovals are squashed or elongated circles that still retain their continuous curve.

Materials: Drawing paper and drawing implements such as pencils, fine-tipped pens or markers, or charcoal.

Keywords: Oval, elongated

Step 1: Draw a circle and an oval as shown below. Note how in the example image, the oval is as wide as the circle, but not as high. With circles, each point on the circle is the same distance from the center. With ovals, the distance of each point on the oval from the center varies.
Step 2: With a fresh piece of paper, draw anything you wish, but incorporate at least one circle and one oval into your artwork. Use glue, scissors, colored paper, markers, paint, or anything else you desire to create your artwork.

See below the painting 'Red Oval' by Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky. Find the red oval. What other shapes do you see? Do you see any shapes that remind you of letters of the alphabet? There are many shapes in the painting. Why do you think he chose to feature the red oval in the painting by calling it 'Red Oval'?

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