Mixed Media Teacher Resources
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Mixed Media Ocean Art
Students design pictures of ocean environments. In 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.
Mixed Media Collage
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.
How was Your Day? Creating Mixed Media Designs
Young scholars 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.
Photo Transfer Mixed Media Painting
Students 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.
Mixed-Media Self-Portrait with Symbols
Middle schoolers watch segments of a video to explore portraits. They create a self portrait using mixed-media.
Mixed Media Painting
Pupils investigate pen and ink, watercolor, and pastel in a "happy accident" mixed media still life art lesson.
Mixed Media Painting
Students 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.
Mixed Media Underwater Mural
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.
Mixed Media Landscape Design
Seventh graders create mixed media representations of landscape designs in Africa and Asia. The lesson 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
Analytical thinking can be practiced in any subject. Young artists consider several abstract paintings in terms of how the artist used line, shape, value, color and the principles of design to emphasize movement. They'll then use similar design elements, mixed media, and a four-level technique to create abstract images.
In King's Words
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.
Egg-citing Easter Art Activities
Easter art projects can be used to teach students about a variety of cultural art forms.
A Bug's Journey
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.
Expressive Self Portrait - Mixed Media
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.
Self Portrait using watch parts and tin - Mixed media
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.
Translucent: The Art of Tara Dovovan
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.
New! Endangered Species Day Art
Albrecht Dürer created a highly textured stamp or print of a rhinoceros. To better understand which animals are near extinction, upper graders create similar prints of endangered animals they've researched. The six-day instructional activity includes multiple web links, materials lists, and full instructions on the art process.
Art and Art Appreciation for Young Children
Young scholars identify and demonstrate element of line and principle(s) in their designs, correctly and safely use art materials, identify and use primary colors, explore and use mixed media to complete a project influenced by the style of an artist.
Rotating Table Art
Students use a variety of art media to create a picture. In this mixed media activity, students choose media as they move from one table to another. At each table they add to their picture from the media at that table. Students have a sharing event at the end of the project.