High School Art lesson: Mixed Media Painting [Art II class]

Medium: Mixed Media Painting
Time: 2 weeks
Grade: 9-12  Art II: Intermediate Art class
Objective: Explore pattern, Value, Acrylic painting and composition {unity}
Materials: Canvas Board, Newspaper, paper, acrylic paint, pencil, brushes

This lesson introduces student to value and painting will acrylic while exploring the use of various mixed media.{Drawing, Painting, and Collage}

Inspired by a lesson featured on thebloomingpalette.blogspot.com...Students created mixed media paintings including, one object {painting in value} {pattern} & {silhouette} 

See STEPS below.

Step 1: Prep Canvas using elmers glue, an old paint brush and newspaper
Step2: Students select an object for their "grey scale still life" *I find it important for each student to complete a study of their painting using 5 pts of value
{it helps them to get a feel for the medium while testing their drawing level at an intermediate level}

Step 2 Continued: Student begin developing their silhouette/ pattern sketch, while experimenting with different color combinations
* it is helpful to review color theory prior to this lesson
* discuss balance and unity prior to transferring their finished designs to the newspaper prepped canvas.


Step 3: Students transfer their designs and begin painting


Check out the results at the ART II Level:

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      Teacher: Meredith Hudson
      Class: High School Intermediate Fine Art
      Grade: 9-12
      State: NJ
      Teachers Artwork: [Website]

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