Mixed Media Teacher Resources
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Time - Art and Permanence
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
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads
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.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads
Unit Plan: Drawing 1
Young artists explore contour drawing, design elements, while honing their observation and critical design skills. They compose a contour piece where they draw their feet on a mixed media background. An excellent art lesson sure to encourage thoughtful and skilled artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 94 Downloads
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
7th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
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.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 4 Downloads
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.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 36 Downloads
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe
Modern art is great to experience because it brings contemporary issues into everyday conversation. Upper graders consider the work of Mickalene Thomas, an artist that uses photo collage techniques to capture the beauty of African American women in today's society.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Creating Scrolls Based on the Illustrated Tale of Genji
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss Japanese art and culture then create an illustrated scroll that retells the Tale of Genji with an updated twist.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
20th Century American Art
See the changes, controversy, and innovations that define postwar American art. The onset of the modern art era in American history is well-defined in this slide-show. You'll see how Abstract Expressionism shifted into conceptual, pop, and performance art.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 22 Downloads
Basic Art Analysis Worksheet
This is a terrific art analysis worksheet that has kids thinking critically about art, symbolism, and history. They answer several questions regarding basic art elements and then delve into a thoughtful analysis.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 110 Downloads
Pastel Scratch Portrait
A great cross-curricular project for any art classroom, this activity encourages young artists to consider color, pattern, texture, shape and line in their depiction of a historical figure. After researching a historical figure of their choice, art students use the information they gathered about that person's life, beliefs, and appearance to create a pastel scratch portrait of them.
2nd - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
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.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Art and the Berlin Wall
Students 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. Students sketch a political issue they can relate to.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 24 Downloads
Lesson: Paul Chan: "Score for the 7th Light"
Music, art, and poetry coalesce in a single exhibition, and in a single lesson. Critical thinkers analyze the Fluxus art movement as it's seen in the work of Paul Chan's 7 Lights. They consider the use of poetry and music in his work, then compare it to the work of two other artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Rotating Table Art
Students use a variety of art media to create a picture. In this mixed media instructional 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.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads