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Students design pictures of ocean environments. In this art instructional activity, 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.
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
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 investigate pen and ink, watercolor, and pastel in a "happy accident" mixed media still life art lesson.
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
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.
Learners 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.
Learners 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 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.
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 use an unconventional material to create installation art. They also identify and describe characteristics of contemporary artwork, both verbally and in writing.
Students explore the work of Devorah Sperber. In this mixed-media art lesson, students examine Sperber's "After Mona Lisa" and then create 3-dimensional pixel art pieces.
Students use a variety of art media to create a picture.  In this mixed media lesson, 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.
Pupils watch segments of a video to explore portraits. They create a self portrait using mixed-media.
Students use road maps to create non-objective artwork.
Learners explore the artwork of Keith Haring and discover the messages in his art.  In this Berlin Wall art lesson, students recognize the significance of the Berlin Wall through the study of an artwork.  Learners sketch a political issue they can relate to.
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. For 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.

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