This art unit is based upon the artistic premise that all artists make use of some basic shapes when developing an image. The lessons are based upon letters and shapes that students learn about on an ongoing basis. One preferred strategy is for the teacher to demonstrate each step, with the students following his or her example. It is suggested that the teachers make large samples of each template, and then physically manipulate these templates to build creatures or characters. These larger templates could also be incorporated into a "creative center", where younger students can experiment with building creatures. This Art and Math lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of step-by-step student projects and evaluation to create a well-rounded lesson plan.