K-5 students began the year by creating Collages of Chance in art class. We discussed how making mistakes in art is ok, and how mistakes can lead to new images. We discussed Hans Arp (1886-1966), who was a poet, sculptor, and painter. One day, while working in his studio, Mr. Arp was frustrated with a drawing. In frustration, he tore it up and threw it on the floor. Upon returning, he realized the pieces formed a beautiful composition. Mr. Arp then experimented by tearing up pieces of paper and intentionally dropping them onto the floor. These were his Collages of Chance.