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 the separate powerpoint I also have for sale. They include my student critique paper (a paper I use to help guide students in thinking about positive and negative things about a work of art), my graphic design lesson plan, a graphic design handout, a page of thumbnail sketch squares for the designers to initially come up with their concepts for the project (designing their own album cover for a musician of their choice), a graphic design grading rubric, an abstract art lesson plan I call "Ish" modeled after a children's book that I read to the class as if they were 5 year olds (I give them cookies and milk too:), The "Ish" art grading rubric for the abstract project, and elements of art and principles of design handout (explaining how to use/ what to look for), a Chinese Paper Cut lesson plan, and the Chinese Paper Cut grading rubric for the project.
Again, these papers are meant for three different projects going along with the 4 key concepts of the lesson: Line, Shape, Space, and Balance. It is very easily adapted to use any of them as you see fit but it works well in my class to do some parts together as a group and then some parts separately due to a variety of skill levels (and maturity levels haha)
If you have any other questions about this lesson there is a bigger description listed under the powerpoint for Line, Shape, Space, and Balance.