This is a fabulous set of thirteen art projects designed for a middle school level art class. Each project is based on a specific work of art by a specific great artist through art history, and each project is designed to build off the previous projects to teach key principles of art such as color theory, value, and emotional expression through art. Students experiment with a variety of media and art styles. Many projects also include a printable brainstorming sheet, teaching students to plan and have a purpose before beginning an art project. These projects may be used in sequence for an entire year of 6/7 grade art, or they may be used individually as separate lessons.