I found inspiration for this project on the internet and thought this would be a great way for the students to work with patterns, cut paper and sumi brushes. The sumi brushes are used for chinese brush painting and we used it for the branches. It was very awkward to use since the students used the brush while standing up, holding the brush straight up and down and controlling the pressure to control the width of the line. They had to make the lines from the shoulder, using their entire arm and not just the wrist. I think they did a great job!