This lesson was made for one of my mixed classes. It is my advanced art class which is made up of Art 2 and Art 3 students. Instead of separating all the lessons I chose to combine them so we learn the same concepts and challenges at the same time but then do different projects at the end to reflect what they have learned or put into practice. This class is all about understanding and using the elements of art and principles of design to make better decisions and judgements when creating and viewing art.
These papers go along with my separate Color and Unity powerpoint. They include a class critique organizer (a basic table that I use for students to organize their thoughts on strengths and weaknesses of artworks based on elements and principles), a watercolor unit grading rubric (for an abstract warm up and a 3D illusion final), a watercolor lesson plan, a human figure drawing lesson plan, a human figure project grading rubric, and a 2 page handout on how to use the elements of art and principles of design.
In this lesson I have my art 2 students working with watercolors and my art 3 students working with breaking down the human figure. We come together to learn about the new concepts that make art stronger if used correctly; we critique several artworks together as a class and then split into our separate classes for the assignments and projects.