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Young scholars design pictures of ocean environments. For this art lesson, students use mixed media art materials to develop a picture that depicts the ocean environment. They use paint, sand paper and various basic art materials.
Rhythm, repetition, positive, and negative space is used to create mixed media collages. Let your learners go wild with glue, magazine clippings, and the elements of design. They'll experiment with various types of media, color, and space to express repetition and rhythm in their work. Tip: Give the class a content-specific theme to focus on while they create their art.
Students explore how art reflects culture and history. They examine everyday life experiences in various countries. Students design a mixed media composition. They create a class presentation.
Learners create their own mixed-media painting on a theme of their choice. They use multimedia applications to transfer photos they pick for their painting. They share their project with the class.
Young scholars watch segments of a video to explore portraits. They create a self portrait using mixed-media.
Seventh graders create mixed media representations of landscape designs in Africa and Asia. The instructional activity is great for cross-curricular projects with the Social Sciences and/or Literature, or can be used as a self-contained project. Rubric is included
Students investigate pen and ink, watercolor, and pastel in a "happy accident" mixed media still life art lesson.
Learners create mixed media still life paintings in this "Happy Accident" art lesson introducing the concepts of using pen and ink, watercolors, and pastels. The lesson can be adapted for various grade levels and abilities ranging from 4th grade through high school.
Students examine whether art has to be permanent, and lasting. They design a gelatin sculpture using natural and recycled objects. They record each step of their design using digital photograph checking for balance and composition. They examine and record the changes in the gelatin over time and complete a written piece about their sculpture
Students analyze writings of Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. They read and discuss an article, and in pairs, research and analyze a written work or speech by Dr. King, create a mixed media collage to represent the text, and write an artist statement.
Students examine artwork that discusses cultural convergence, and create a mixed-media collage that represents this concept. Students find and define symbols in artworks that represent different cultures.
Students examine the artwork of John Baldessari that was inspired by a 16th century drawing of a beetle. They analyze a drawing of a beetle, discuss the insect's characteristics, and write a story from the perspective of a bug. Also, they compare contemporary artwork with the 16th century art, use mixed media to develop a three-dimensional piece of art, and display the work.
Students create a mixed media collage. In this visual arts lesson, students look at the work of Jane Ash Poitras. They create their own collage that shows their personal and collective history and experiences. 
Now this is the type of activity that can engage the whole class. After completing a unit on fresh water ecosystems and animal life, learners help design and create a three-dimensional mural. They use what they've learned in science to inform the choices they make in art. The full instructions and materials list is included to take the guess work out of the project.
Students create self-portraits using prior artistic knowledge and personal experiences. Emphasis is placed on the works of Albrecht Durer, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Chuck Close for inspiration.
Students create whimsical self portraits using watch parts and tin - recycling. They demonstrate safety in using tools. They use a variety of materials to create a work of art , and demonstrate understanding of the elements and principles of design by displaying focal point, repetition, texture and balance.
Students explain the importance of recycling waste products. In this art lesson, students research different upcycled fashion designs and accessories. They design their own product and present it in class.
Easter art projects can be used to teach students about a variety of cultural art forms.
Students research Laurel True and the art of mosaics. In this art history lesson, students research mosaics from different time periods and places. They react to Laurel True's artistic work and create their own mosaics.
Imagine your learners creating an installation piece while engaging in active vocabulary practice. Upper-elementary students will create an installation piece inspired by the art of Tara Dovovan. The piece uses a variety of objects that reflect, refract, are opaque, translucent, transparent, and opalescent. This means they'll be working with the properties of light as they construct their collaborative works of art. 

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