8 year olds
Parabolic curves require very little introduction for the children. They were aware of them and motivated to make their own. I introduced a simple right angled parabolic curve. We went through the steps to make one, slowly. They moved on to make another with ease.
The children practiced the shapes they liked best. Then I asked them to make a piece of art, using the curves. They used pencils and coloured pencils, keeping patterns in mind when they added colour.