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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Collage Self Portrait

Grade Level 11-12 Duration This teacher assigns this as a summer project and students keep track of the time they spend on it which can range from 12-100+ hours. The average student spends 20-40 hours typically. Materials Heavy paper board (11” x 14” or larger): Matte, corrugated, railroad, cardboard. (Not poster or bristol. They are […]

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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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Typography & Texture Study

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 2 forty five minute periods (size dependent) Materials Typing paper and one of the following: dark color pencil, crayon, graphite stuck or pencil Media Pencil, Wax crayons, Color pencils Lesson Objectives For the student… To find a variety of type and texture To create a collage of type and […]

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Digital Quilt

Grade Level 11-12 Duration 7 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Computers, Adobe Illustrator, Printer Media Digital Lesson Objectives Students will learn about the art of quilt making and the historical significance of quilting to the community of Gee’s Bend. Students will draw inspiration from the quilts of Gee’s bend to create their own quilt […]

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Postage Stamps Illustration Design

Grade Level 9-10 Duration 10 classes, 45 minutes Materials Computer lab, Illustrator Media Digital Lesson Objectives To develops a related series of images on a single topic To practice vector art skills, using the Pen Tool and showing mastery of layers To develop a person style and look in illustrative approach. Introductory Activity This would […]

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