Zentangle-Inspired Triptych

Grade Level 9-10 Duration unknown Materials 12×18 inch tag board, micron pens, Sharpie, pencil, ruler, paper, and colored marker Media Mixed media Lesson Objectives For the student to… Explore line, pattern, and visual texture Experiment with “breaking the frame” or “bleeding off the page” compositional techniques to build more complex arrangements of the subject. Introductory […]

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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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Charles McGee Inspired Sculpture

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10 Duration 10 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Matboard (ask local framing shops for their scraps), scissors, black and white acrylic paint, acrylic brushes of varying size, glue Media Sculpture Lesson Objectives For the student to… Create varying levels of depth To explore line, shape and pattern Practice 3D composition skills […]

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Zentangle Inspired Designs

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 7 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Pencil, eraser, Ultra and Fine tip sharpies or Micron pens (Black, 01, 03, 05). Ideally, permanent markers so it doesn’t smudge or bleed. I purchased heavy 8.5x 10 inch cardstock and cut it to 8 inch squares. White out pen. Media Markers […]

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Edward Weston Inspired Photographs

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 3-4 classes of 45 minute length Materials Digital camera (phones are fine), simple editing program (https://pixlr.com/) Media Photography/Film/Technology Lesson Objectives For the student to… Recognize the work of Edward Weston Photograph ordinary things, and make it look extraordinary Learn about light, shadow and value as elements Practice composition, zooming […]

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Grid Drawings from Magazine Collages

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 8 class periods, 45 minutes Materials Collage materials, and tools: magazines, colored paper, masking tape, feathers, etc., glue, scissors. Drawing supplies: pencils (be sure to have some soft lead pencils for dark values), rulers, viewfinders, paper Media Drawing, Pencil, Collage Lesson Objectives Students translate color into black and white values, […]

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Still Life on Gray Paper

Grade Level 9-10 Duration 15 classes of 40 minute periods Materials Gray paper (with some tooth), black charcoal sticks, black charcoal pencils, white charcoal pencils, white charcoal sticks, blending stubs, variety of erasures, drawing boards or easels, working and regular fixative and a view finder. Still life items including white, black, and gray clothes. Media […]

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Value Self Portraits

Grade Level 9-10 Duration 12-15 classes, 45 minutes Materials Access to cameras, photo editing program. printer, old magazines, acetate, Elmer glue, acrylic glaze medium Media Collage Lesson Objectives For students to identify value accurately. For students to view areas of the photograph abstractly through shape and value. For students to lean how to utilize collage […]

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