Owl Drawings

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8 Duration 3-4 periods, 45-minute periods Materials Brown bogus paper (kraft paper would be OK too) cut to 9×9 inch squares,, colored pencils, viewfinder, Media Color pencils Lesson Objectives For the student to… practice creating dynamic compositions through cropping For the student to create accurate values through the application of white and […]

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Monster Burger/Sandwich Collages

  Grade Level 5-6,7-8 Duration 5 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials A variety of colored construction paper, scissors, glue, and black construction paper for backing Media Collage Lesson Objectives For the student to… Stretch their imagination by imagining how the sandwich ingredients can be used to also create monster features. For the student to […]

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Pixel Art Fun

Grade Level 6-7, 7-8 Duration 4 classes, 80 minutes Materials Graph paper (buy or make your own online here), acrylic Paint, ghost grid posterboard (Poster board featuring a faint, disappearing grid), square dowel cut down to make a stamp (same size as the grids on the poster board), printer, pencil, palette *As an Amazon Associate […]

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo inspired Food Faces

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 Duration unknown Materials White drawing paper, pencil, Prismacolor color pencils, reference photos of fruit and vegetables Media Color pencils Lesson Objectives for the student to… learn about, explore and understand the ART ELEMENTS: Lines, Shapes, Form, Color, Texture, Space, and Value learn about, explore and understand the PRINCIPLES of DESIGN: […]

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WHAM! Paper Relief Sculptures

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8 Duration Classes are 46 minutes long. Project took 6 days from intro to end. Materials -construction paper -tempera paint -bubble wrap -paintbrushes or brayer to apply paint to bubble wrap -foam board cut into small pieces (to create a 3D, relief effect) -regular glue -hot glue -scissors -some used X-Acto knives […]

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Faux Stained Glass

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8 Duration unknown Materials Tissue paper in various colors, wax paper, glue, paintbrushes, masking tape Media Mixed media Lesson Objectives For the student to… Look at and appreciate stained glass examples in art history as well as understand the purpose and uses for stain glass. Choose a subject matter and conduct research […]

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Landscape Painting

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 Duration 10 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Variety of acrylic brushes, variety of acrylic paint (bottles are more practical) in basic colors, paper appropriate for acrylic paint (I like Strathmore 400 Series Acrylic Pad, Linen Finish, 9″x12″ Glue Bound, sold in pads of 10 Sheets), water cups, brush cleaner, […]

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Klimt Inspired Leaves/Tree

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8 Duration Five classes, 40 minute class periods Materials Cardstock, scissors, acrylic paint or acrylic ink, leaves for observational studies, drawing paper, or use sketchbooks (if your students have them), black fine line pens like Sharpies, metallic markers Media Mixed media Lesson Objectives Students will… practice their observation skills by drawing and […]

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Mixed Media Nature Drawing

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8 Duration 5-6 periods, 47 minute periods Materials watercolor paper (the author used Shizen Design Punjab Watercolor Paper, 9 x 12 Inches, 140 lb, White, 25 Sheets sold by School Specialty), light table, (or window), pencil, basic drawing paper, colored and black sharpies, brushes, liquid watercolor paint Media Mixed media Lesson Objectives […]

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Found Object Assemblage Inspired By Louise Nevelson

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 7 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Collect objects that are discarded. You can ask students, parents, and other teachers to bring in objects appropriate to the scale you wish to work. cardboard, scissors, utility knives, hot glue, wood glue, glue, tape, spray paint, paint, paintbrushes, found objects, […]

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Collaged Winter Landscapes

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 Duration Five 45 minute classes Materials watercolors, watercolor paper, brushes, glue, salt, plastic wrap Media Watercolor, Collage Lesson Objectives For the student… to create various watercolor techniques on watercolor paper. to improvise a landscape through layering the ripped and torn paper Introductory Activity The student will be introduced to watercolors. […]

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Nature monoprints with gelatin plates

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 2-3 classes of 45 minute length Materials gelitin plate (homemade or commercial), inks (I used Speedball) or paints, brayers, newspaper, paper, leaves, ferns and other plant material, and texture plates or textured materials Media Printing, Monoprint Lesson Objectives Students will… create and original monoprint applying concepts of shape, […]

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Paper Marbling, Origami Box and Bag

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 3-4 class periods, 40 minutes in length Materials carrageenan found at https://www.dickblick.com/products/jacquard-carrageenan/, paper, a tray large enough to accommodate paper, jars, or droppers to hold watered-down paint, and acrylic paint, a blender if possible, and a large drying rack. For making the bag and box, glue sticks, scissors (or […]

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Haring Gelli Monoprints

Grade Level 5-6 Duration 3 90 minute class periods Materials White paper, pencil, colored pencils, scrap paper (for stencil), scissors, glue, colored paper, glue, gelli plate, newspaper, objects for creating texture on the printing plate, acrylic paint, brayer Media Acrylic, Color pencils, Paper Lesson Objectives Identify elements of an artist’s style. Create a monoprint; incorporate […]

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Art with Circuits

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8 Duration 6-8 class periods, class periods being 45 minutes in length Materials A strong variety of fine art materials; drawing supplies, painting supplies, cardboard, construction paper, scissors, glue. Chibitronics Classroom Pack (https://chibitronics.myshopify.com/collections) Media Painting, Drawing Lesson Objectives Student’s will be able to construct a simple paper LED circuit and use light […]

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Pointillism Lesson

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 4 class – 90 minutes Materials Canvas (we used A4), pencil, acrylic or oil colors, pointed brush (number 4-8), palettes Media Acrylic Lesson Objectives Submitted by Eva. Students will be able to observe and draw colors and shapes correctly in relation to the light source. Introductory Activity Introduce […]

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