First graders were introduced to Degas by watching the cartoon Mati and Dada. These two characters magically transport themselves to Paris to meet the famous artist Edgar Degas and discus his work with him! After this brief introduction to the artist students learned how ballerinas move by trying a few ballet moves themselves! While moving we paid particular attention to the lines and shapes created by our bodies. Finally, students used lines and shapes to draw their own dancers. Coffee filters that were decorated with patterns and then sprayed with water were used to create the skirt for our dancers.