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Middle School Art

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30 Unique Fifth Grade Art Projects To Tap Into Kids' Creativity

Inside every kid lies the heart of an artist.

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Paper Relief Sculpture

Relief sculpture is an art form that is midway between painting and sculpture in the round. It is a process in which the subject stands out or projects a surface from the background. The surface can be several levels including high relief (deep or almost in the round) or low relief (shallow) or anywhere in between. To create their relief sculptures, seventh graders first learned about the difference between shape and form. A shape is two-dimensional (it has height and width) whereas a form is three-dimensional (it not only has height and width but also depth). Students experimented creating forms out of basic paper shapes by rolling, bending, folding and gluing them. After trying a variety of forms, students chose their favorite and created sixty variations of that form. Students then considered space and balance to position their forms into their final sculptural arrangement. These look awesome on display as they protrude from the wall- it's hard to really see the depth in these individual photos, but the shadows and dimension are super cool up close! Some photos of the students folding, rolling, arranging and gluing: A few finished works: * The idea for this lesson came from a March 2005 article in School Arts Magazine

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Artwork published by Adrienne523

Check out Adrienne523's artwork on Artsonia, the largest student art museum on the web. Don't forget to join the fan club and leave a comment on the website.

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High School are lesson: 1 pt Perspective/Mixed Media Collage

Mixed media, Fine Art Lesson, High School Art, collage, Color, 3-d, recycled art,

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My Favorite Middle School Art Projects » Make a Mark Studios

After a decade of teaching high school art, I’ve recently moved to teaching middle school art. It’s a blast and there is truly NEVER a dull moment. Through some trial and error, I’ve learned that some projects are more engaging than others. Below are some of my favorite middle school art projects that have yielded ... Read more

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Layered Leaf Printing

In this project, students combined and layered painting and printing techniques using fall leaves as the subject. The focus of the project was creating a well balanced composition using an analogous color scheme (colors that are adjacent to one another on the color wheel). Students used the following techniques in order to create their artworks: Step One: Rubbing: A throwback to childhood crayon fun, students placed a leaf under their paper and used crayon to firmly rub over the leaf, causing the veins and details of the leaves to appear. Students repeated the procedure to fill their page with overlapping leaves of different sizes, shapes and colors. Leaf-Mask Stenciling: Leaves were placed on the previously rubbed paper smooth side down. Students wet the paper about an inch away from the leaf with clean water and then loaded their brush with watercolor paint. The paint was brushed out from the center of the leaf onto the dampened areas, creating a softened edge effect. The wax from the crayon rubbing resisted the wet paint, allowing the rubbing to show through. When the leaf was removed, a negative space was left over in the shape of the leaf. Here is a work with the first two steps completed: Stamping: For the last printed layer, students used brayers (rollers) to apply block printing ink to the veiny sides of the leaves before pressing the printed surface on the paper. These stamped leaves created a positive print that complimented the negative space left by the mask stenciling in the second step. We talked a lot about good composition and balancing leaf size, placement and color across the page (and off the page too!). Here are the finished works from both sections of my 7th graders:

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Value drawing. Holes and layers. Art lesson.

Shading layers - building up values. Illusion of depth. Art lesson.

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Lower School Art Camp!

I just finished my week of Lower School Art Camp, and boy did we have fun! It was a week of colorful, messy, arty goodness that resulted in ...

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