Using their name as a graphic starting point, 4th and 5th grade students developed a colorful abstract tile design. These designs are reminiscent of tile elements found in many of the Spanish missions. This was a three part workshop focusing on the elements of art (line, shape and color) as well as the principles of design (balance and unity). Students developed sketches into finished drawings using pencil and then added color with makers and or colored pencils. Finished tiles were matted on construction paper and will be displayed as a group wall piece.