Inspired by the weird box of boxes I hoarded over the years and saved from the giant purge of our old art classroom, I started the year with this quick warm-up project. Students were asked to create small works of art inside (and outside) of these small boxes. The whole process was completely up to them. I wanted to shake off the cobwebs from last year and do a low stakes assignment that eased them back into the creative process. This gave them an opportunity to flex their creativity. I asked them to show me how they could problem-solve. My only guidance was that they tell me something more about themselves with this box. The results were beautiful, and I am pleased with the effort that went into each one. It bodes well for the year to come!