End of Year Art Lesson, Photographic Memories Art Project Activity

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Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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This End of Year Art Project is a fun way for students to create great art in the last month of school. Students will use paint (acrylic and watercolor), oil pastel, and pencil crayon to draw a camera and a favorite memory from the year. This art piece will explore techniques with oil pastel and paint and will involve layering the mediums to create a unique and creative art piece for the End of the Year. This product is complete with a visual and text step-by-step (each step on its own page with description), a rubric for marking, a lesson plan, a finished example, and a step-by-step drawing handout to allow your students to create this piece successfully!


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How To Prep:

-Either project the step-by-step pages from the PDF for your students to follow, or use it as a guideline for yourself so you can demonstrate the art project to your students.

-Look over the lesson plan for the materials needed for your art project. Gather these in advance! Then there will be no panic during the lesson.

-Photocopy any necessary student handouts such as step-by-steps or rubrics. These will be needed during your art lesson and are very helpful for students.

How to Use:

-Look over the lesson plan to see what to do and what materials are needed.

-Look over the visual and text step-by-steps to see how to make the piece and possibly you may want to make a sample yourself so you have no problems helping your students later.

-Print off the included Poster Sample for your students in color to show them what they’re making prior to the lesson (it’s your hook!)

-Show the PDF over your digital projector, under a document camera (best if you have it printed in color) or use as information for yourself as you demonstrate the art lesson to your class.

-All steps include both a visual and text description to make teaching this or showing this directly to your students and easy process and will eliminate any confusion!


-Pencil, eraser, black felt

-30x Step-By-Step draw handouts

-watercolor paint/paint cakes

-card stock or watercolor paper

-oil pastels

-pencil crayons/felt markers/crayons (choice for lens drawing)

-white acrylic paint (small amount for highlighting)

-paint brush and water

This Product Includes: 36 Pages

-About the Product

-Lesson Plan -2 pages (materials, learning outcomes, goals, "Teacher Does/Student Does")

-Camera step-by-step handout for students

-Square Drawing Template

-Bulletin board display sign

-Art Piece Demonstration Step-By-Step: Description and Images- 22 slides

-Example of Art Piece to show your students before they create!

-Rubric for art piece


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