To develop understanding and use of visual arts, young students can illustrate their personal experiences. Students also can use manipulatives and clay to create patterns and play with three-dimensional art forms. Activities for kids include drawing or painting self-portraits or portraits of another person or coloring images provided by the teacher. As students progress, they can create projects focusing on more detail in replicating faces. Middle school students can compare different types of art forms, curate shows for their classmates, or develop analyses of visual artists and their representations of the cultures around them.