Visual Art Growing Acrylic Painting & Mixed Media Lesson Bundle

Visual Art Growing Acrylic Painting & Mixed Media Lesson Bundle
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    1. This High School Art Mega Bundle includes lessons that cover five different art classes: drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor painting and mixed media and design. With 45 Lessons, 54 Mini-Lessons, 90 Worksheets, Task Cards, Sub Lessons and Posters, you will be set with everything you need to teach
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    This growing acrylic painting and mixed media lesson bundle will fill an entire semester of high school art. An additional 3 lessons will be added by June of 2019. Each of the 10 lessons include: a detailed lesson plan with rubric, national standards, big ideas, essential questions, supplies, goals, objectives, step-by-step instructions and vocabulary, student self-evaluation, and detailed powerpoint presentation. All documents are editable for flexibility of use. Also included are two presentations and painting prompt task cards.

    I will be adding the following 3 products to this bundle by June 2019 as I feel it is missing a landscape and portrait lesson in order for it to be a true full course/curriculum. Buy it now and save money! Even as the price raises you will automatically receive these for free as they are uploaded:

    *Semi-Abstract Minimalist Acrylic Landscape Lesson

    *Acrylic Value Portrait Lesson

    *Scope and Sequence Chart and full semester materials list



    This is a 3-day project that introduces students to Mixed Media and gives students an opportunity to explore the colors, images and textures that they are naturally drawn to as an artist. The lesson has students create a mixed media name tag by pulling interesting images, textures and colors from magazines. Includes powerpoint and notes as a word document.


    This acrylic painting lesson is a great way to teach students basic color mixing and blending in acrylic paint. Blending in acrylic paint is difficult for students to learn and this is by far the easiest and most fun and most successful lesson I've found.


    This 47 minute narrated video takes students step by step through the process of painting a pear from photographic reference. There is no cutting and coming back to it looking wonderful, it shows the entire process.


    3 Page Lesson Plan with National Visual Arts Standards, Big Idea, Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions, Objectives, Supplies, Instructional Materials, Final Outcomes and detailed process notes.

    Student Self Evaluation

    Photograph of Painted Pear to use for Reference


    This lesson teaches students to create radial symmetry and is a great introduction to color mixing. Students learn about color bias, tints, shades and intensity of color as well as how to create rhythm, variety and movement with dot size, placement and color.

    Lesson Includes:

    8 Page Lesson Plan with National Standards for Visual Arts and Common Core Standards for English Language Arts; Big idea, Essential questions, Objectives, Instructional Materials, Supplies and detailed process. Also included are Resource links, vocabulary and rubric. All editable.

    41 Page PowerPoint with student process examples

    Notes for presentation in PDF format

    Color Mixing Chart

    Student Self-Evaluation Sheet


    Students learn to appreciate the application of geometric shapes and lines through research, evaluation and the simplification of an animal into basic shapes and lines. Students will use tools such as rulers, protractors and compasses to re-create the animal in a graphic style similar to Charley Harper, trying to capture the personality of each animal.


    7 Page Lesson Plan with National Standards for grades 6-12; Big idea, Objectives, instructional Materials, Supplies and detailed process. Also included are Resource links, vocabulary and rubric in the form of a student self-evaluation.

    42 Page Powerpoint Presentation

    Student Self-Evaluation

    All editable.

    Color Wheel Sheet


    This project-based Decorative Line art lesson is a great way to teach students about the elements of Line, Color, Rhythm and Unity.

    Lesson Includes:

    NEW! 4 Page Lesson Plan

    with National Standards for grades 6-12; Big idea, Essential questions, Goals and Objectives, instructional Materials, Supplies and detailed process. Also included are Resource links, vocabulary and rubric in the form of a student self-evaluation. All editable.

    42 Page PowerPoint Presentation (Editable)

    Presentation Notes PDF

    Link to a movie to use as anticipatory set for Line designs

    Color Mixing Chart with Colors and Blank

    Rubric - Student Self-Evaluation Sheet

    Multiple student examples in process and final work

    6 Doodle Starter Idea Sheets (with 24 three step doodle ideas)

    Blank Doodle Starter Sheet for your own designs for students

    Doodle Thumbnail Worksheet


    In this lesson students use a tea bag to create a piece of art that communicates something that they love. This is a great lesson to teach how limits can enhance creativity. When art is finished students participate in a classroom critique.

    In this lesson student will learn to:

    •Go through the process of creating art, by filling out the planning worksheet, listing activities they love, associating those with images, finding reference and practicing images that they want to use in final art.

    •Explore the bounds of creativity through limiting themselves to a small square surface on which to paint.

    •Participate in classroom critique.


    4 Page Lesson Plan with detailed process notes, National Visual Arts Standards, Big Ideas, Objectives, Essential Questions, Final outcomes, classroom critique discussion starters and guide.

    15 Page Editable PowerPoint Presentation with detailed process and student examples of final work.

    Planning Sheet as editable Word Document


    his lesson teaches students more advanced shading, texture, proportion and expressive color using acrylic paint. It provides the opportunity to work with acrylic paint in a way where most students can be successful and lends exciting results. This lesson is best taught after teaching the basics of color mixing and color schemes.

    Lesson Includes:

    7 page Lesson Planwith National Standards for Visual Arts, Enduring Understanding, Essential questions, Objectives, Instructional Materials, Supplies, detailed process and vocabulary.

    33 Page Editable PowerPoint Presentation

    Student Self-Evaluation Sheet for Expressive Color Animals

    Color Chart


    Integrating English Language Arts and Fine Art is wonderful way to increase student literacy. In this lesson students create a piece of artwork based on the "Where I'm From" poem template. In this lesson they will learn to match up visual elements and emotions to create a piece of art with meaning.


    • 6 Page Lesson Plan with National Standards for Visual Arts and Common Core Standards for English Language Arts; Big idea, Essential questions, Objectives, Instructional Materials, Supplies and detailed process. Also included are Resource links, vocabulary and rubric. All editable.

    • 36 page powerpoint (editable)

    • "Where I'm From" poem template (editable Word document)

    • Graphic organizer PDF worksheet (helps students identify emotions in poems and match those emotions to colors, lines and objects.)

    • Line and Emotion PDF worksheet

    • Student self-evaluation (Editable Word document)

    • Powerpoint includes short review of emotion of line, color match-up and uses student examples to review emphasis

    • Link to a video of me demonstrating a credit card scrape technique using acrylic paint for background

    • Examples of student artwork including background, poems, and final art.

    • Materials list

    • Assessment guidelines


    Detailed Lesson plan with rubric, national standards, big ideas, essential questions, supplies, goals, objectives, step-by-step instructions and vocabulary

    29- Page Painted Sculpture Presentation

    Art Reflection Prompts

    Example of well-written art reflection

    Art movements/cultures page - Who, What, When and Why

    Examples of prominent artists of each movement

    Movements include: Expressionism; Abstract Expressionism; Pop Art; Art Nouveau; Impressionism.

    Cultures include: Aboriginal Art and African Art.

    Task card size of the above pages are also included. (These cards/pages could be used with any lesson!)

    Link to movie of the history of the art movement/culture

    {These art history pages and task cards are made with classroom teachers and substitutes in mind. Each set focuses on a different art movement in art history, talks about the history of that movement and shows examples of artwork created in that style. Also included are two cards on cultural art; African and Aboriginal. A video link to a short introduction to each movement/culture are included.


    In this lesson students create a two hands, one that represents their past and one that represents their future, learning how to tell a story through their art.

    Students fill out a graphic organizer writing out words or phrases that remind them of their past and things that they hope for in the future. Next students go through magazines, maps, books, fabric, buttons thread, etc. and pull objects, textures and colors that might represent their memories/feelings. Students learn mixed media techniques such as layering, tape transfer and eraser stamps to create texture. Finally, using their knowledge of mixed media techniques and their graphic organizers students attempt to create a past and future hand that tells the story of their past and their hopes for the future.


    • 6 page lesson plan with national visual arts standards, big idea, objectives, and detailed process notes

    • 46 page powerpoint (editable) showing student process, final artwork and technique video links

    • Graphic Organizer worksheet (Editable Word document)

    • Student self-evaluation and Reflection (Editable Word document)


    These task cards take students through 30 different painting prompts. These are great for sketchbooks, early finishers, and independent projects for advanced students. Each task card is labelled with a letter and number that corresponds to that task card or question, students can then mark off on their student completion sheet which cards they have finished.


    30 Painting Task Cards

    1 Completion Sheet

    Print them in color or grayscale, laminate and cut into individual cards.

    Ways to use in your classroom:

    As sketchbook prompts

    In conjunction with other projects that you are teaching

    As early finisher work

    As independent project work

    National Visual Arts Standards:

    • Anchor Standards:

    o Creating:

     Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

     Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

     Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work.

    o Responding:

     Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

    o Connecting:

     Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

    • High School Standards:

     VA:Cr1.1.HSI Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

     VA:Cr1.2.HSI Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

     VA:Cr2.2.HSI Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.

     VA:Cr3.1.HSII Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

     VA:Re8.1.HSI Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.

     VA:Cn11.1.HSI Describe how knowledge of culture, traditions, and history may influence personal responses to art.

    • Middle School Standards:

     VA:Cr1.2.6: Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

     VA:Cr2.1.6: Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

     VA:Cr2.1.7: Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

     VA:Cr2.1.8: Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.

     VA:Cr3.1.6 Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

     VA:Re8.1.8 Interpret art by analyzing how the interaction of subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, use of media, art-making approaches, and relevant contextual information contributes to understanding messages or ideas and mood conveyed.

     VA:Cn11.1.7 Analyze how response to art is influenced by understanding the time and place in which it was created, the available resources, and cultural uses.

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