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Introduction to Abstract Art: Creating Design, Pattern Based Artwork

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
Formats Included
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44 pages
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Abstract art is a difficult concept to teach young artists. This project helps ground abstraction in a real concept through memory. Introduction to Art level students are pushed to use design to create an abstract pattern and use color theory to create their work of art.

I teach this project in my Intro to Art class and it has always been a fun, successful way to break down a difficult concept. This project is perfect for middle school art or high school art students.

All in all this project pack includes:

➢Lesson plan (each lesson plan includes a big idea, essential questions, objectives, art standards, writing and literacy standards, supply list, and a step by step breakdown on how to present this assignment.)


➢Worksheet to help students brainstorm ideas for a design and break the design down into an abstract shape.

➢Critique worksheet


Interested in a full year of Introduction to Art projects including sculpture and painting projects? Check out my yearlong curriculum here.

My Introduction to Art curriculum is the foundation for all my other art courses. Each of my classes builds on the last. Build on the Intro curriculum with my semester long drawing course curriculum here.

Build on my Intro to Art and Drawing curriculums with my painting curriculum here.  

Build on my Intro to Art, Drawing, and Painting curriculums with my Advanced Art or AP Art guided assignments curriculum here.

Build on the sculpture lessons in my Intro to Art curriculum with my Intro to Sculpture and Ceramics curriculum here.  

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Total Pages
44 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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