This project is always such a hit with the senior grades, and it's a great way to review the ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF ART in a creative, engaging way.
For this assignment, you'll need to purchase old vinyl LP's
(students LOVE seeing these - many of them have never even touched one before).
These days you can get them for super cheap, or if you don't have access to them, I've had students cut out bristol board to the same dimensions, and use this instead.
They have to REMIX the jacket of the vinyl, as well as the record itself, using ONE element or principle as their guide.
I have them pick out of a hat - and I make them work in pairs (so two students will be working on the jacket and vinyl, focusing on one element or principle only).
It's a great way to get them collaborating right off the bat!
This project is super flexible. I ask them to keep at least one part of the original jacket as part of their final design - they gesso over the rest of it.
But it's totally open and up to you. I also allow them to use whatever materials they need to create their final artworks.
Also - there's a second page included where they look at famous album covers, and make notes on how the elements and principles are used.
Included is a rubric to make marking easy for you.
NOTE - the communication portion of the rubric is for a mini presentation where students have to explain their choices (this makes for a GREAT review of the elements and principles)
TIP - these look amazing displayed in the halls or art room. I've even had a music teacher beg me for them to put up in her room.
Super awesome artwork comes out of this project!