Figure Study

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration several 10 minute sessions once a week over 7 weeks plus three class periods Materials This is a mixed media project. Use different media each week. Media may include: Graphite, pen, and ink (or permanent markers), markers, crayons, acrylic paint, watercolor, oil pastel Media Mixed media Lesson Objectives For the […]

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Elements of art visuals

No art room is complete without visuals of the elements of Art! ! See and download the collection by clicking the desired link below. Elements of Art Visuals, 11×17, for printing Elements of Art Visuals, 11×17, for projection Elements of Art Visuals, 8.5×11, for print  

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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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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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Wire Portraits

Grade Level 9-10 Duration unknown Materials Drawing paper, pencil, Twisteez brand wire, colored sheets of paper (or board) for mounting, optional: pliers Media Sculpture Lesson Objectives Students will… create a wire portrait inspired by the work of Alexander Calder. learn to properly and safely use wire and tools appropriately to create their artwork. Introductory Activity […]

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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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Drawing on a photo

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 4-5 classes of 45-minute length (depends on how familiar students are with digital media) Materials A program that you work on layers and draw digitally, like Photoshop and a drawing tablet like the Wacom Intuos Media Digital, Mixed media Lesson Objectives For the student to: become familiar with digital media […]

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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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Bell Ringers: Elements of Art

Color Download our two part bell ringer that teaches student to think about color’s expressive nature. First slide shows six colors they are asked to come up with a name. Second one reveals what the color is from and some context to the color name. Click here to download Think Bell Ringer: What’s in a […]

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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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Symbolic Self Portrait

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 10 classes, 45 minutes Materials Computers with Photoshop (or comparable image editing program). Nice to have, but not necessary, a drawing tablet. Might me possible to do portions on a tablet with drawing programs such a Sketchbook pro. Media Digital Lesson Objectives To develop photoshop skills in collaging images from […]

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Linear Shells with Suminagashi

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10 Duration 10 periods, 40 minutes long Materials Fine Tip Sharpies, Micron Pens. India Ink, paper, exacto knives Media Pen and Ink, Markers Lesson Objectives For students to practice line variation in creating pattern, value and form in graphic black and white illustrations of shells. To create a background reminiscent of water […]

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Abstract line design

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 3-4 classes of 45 minute length Materials Computers with Adobe Illustrator, Printer Media Digital Lesson Objectives To understand the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator. To create an abstract composition using line, line weight and movement. To use color effectively to create contrast and emphasis. Introductory Activity Introduce students to the […]

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