Students get the wonderful opportunity to explore formal balance (symmetry) and radial symmetry in this delightful Mandala project. Centering on two Elements of Art, students practice using positive and negative space as well as organic and geometric shapes. Principle of Art, Balance, is also at the heart of this lesson. It is a great introductory activity for all learners and proves to be a great confidence builder for anyone nervous about art class. It is equally used for all students, as it is open enough for students to tailor it to their own creativity and skill level.