This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
This powerpoint go along with my separate Murals Art Lesson Papers. It gives a brief history of how and why they have been made throughout history but mostly sticks to the psychology behind the design and using the elements of art and principles of design to make it a strong artistic design. I always have my class create a mural somewhere on school grounds each year I teach this lesson. They love to leave their mark on the school and take pride in showcasing their artwork as a class.