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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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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Patterned Animals

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 10 periods, 45 minutes in length Materials Adobe Illustrator Media Digital Lesson Objectives For the student to… understand making using Adobe Illustrator’s pattern maker. understand how to approximate a pattern’s value. to use original and found patterns to collage digitally an illustration of an animal. Introductory Activity This project assumes […]

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Flextangle

The downloadable pattern for the flextangles can be found here. You can find a video to watch, here.

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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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Cut Paper designs inspired by Molas

Grade Level 9-10 Duration 10 classes, 45 minutes Materials Exacto knife, extra blades, scissors, stapler, fade resistant construction paper of a variety of colors (enough black for each student), glue (I prefer Elmer’s used sparingly) white color pencils, paper or sketchbooks for design development, pencil Media Paper Lesson Objectives Explore the connections between culture and […]

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