Instructions: Practice drawing trapezoids. Trapezoids consist of four-sided shapes, where two sides are parallel and two are not.

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

Keywords: Trapezoids

Step 1: Draw a trapezoid as shown below. Use a ruler if desired.
Step 2: Add more trapezoids to your drawing, however as you wish.
Step 3: With a fresh piece of paper, draw anything you wish, but incorporate at least one trapezoid into your artwork. Use glue, scissors, colored paper, markers, paint, or anything else you desire to create your artwork.

See below the painting 'Bureau and Room' by Russian painter Kazimir Malevich. Examine the painting and find the trapezoids. How many do you see? What other shapes do you see in the painting?

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