Middle School Visual Arts Enrichment Lessons

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    Visual Art Lessons

    Movie Scene Drawing NEW

    Sketch listed items to create a movie scene.

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     Two Point Perspective Drawing NEW

    Draw a box using two-point perspective.

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    Create a ZINE

    Zines are tiny books that can be made from a single sheet of paper.

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     Mountains in Contour

    Create a landscape of mountains using contour lines to define its visual texture.

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    Op Art Checkerboard Bubble

    Create an optical illusion drawing with a checkerboard and bubble.

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    Paper Tube Sculpture –
    Building with paper

    Create a sculpture or multiple sculptures with thin paper tubes.

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    Found Object Color Wheel

    Create a color wheel of objects at home.

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    One Point Linear Perspective

    Draw a one-point linear perspective room with one vanishing point.

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    Op Art Bubble - Optical effects

    Create a drawing that attempts to create an optical illusion where the checkerboard pattern has a bubble on it. High contrast colors like back and white when paired together cause the greatest confusion for the eye and the best visual results.

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     Stippled Still-Life – Break down an image by shape and value

    Still-lifes are a very traditional method for learning how to draw. You will break down a composition of your choice (keep it simplistic) by shape and then value. A specific shading technique, stippling, will be utilized to shade in shadows and some details.

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     ZENTANGLE – The Art of Pattern

    Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

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    Fractured Drawing – Focus on Value 

     A simple linear picture will be divided up into many value scales going from light to dark in order to create an image that looks like it was “fractured.”

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    Photography Lessons

    Spot Heal and Clone Tools NEW

    Learn to use these two tools to heal imperfections and duplicate specific areas for advanced editing.

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    Tourist in Italy

    Lesson Practice Google Slide
    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

    Challenge! NEW

    If you’ve completed most of these lessons, you’re ready for a challenge. Choose from five video tutorials to put your skills to the test. Do one or do them all!

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    Remove Redeye

    Learn techniques used to remove red eyes from people in images.

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    Bold Red Eye Image

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    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

     Magic Wand Tool

    Learn to make selections using the Magic Wand tool and to utilize the different settings that control what exactly is selected when using it.

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    Salt Ponds Image

    Walking on Rocks Image

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    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

    Desaturate Part of an Image 

    Learn how to make a full color image partially black and white, while keeping color in just one object.

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    Lesson Practice
    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

     

    Retouching

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    Image

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    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

     Changing Eye Color

    Use the selection tool in Pixlr Editor to learn to change the color of the iris of an eye. Think about other uses for that skill.

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    Brown Eye Image

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    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

    Changing the Color of an Object

     Use the selection tool in Pixlr Editor to learn to change the color of an object. Think about other uses for that skill.

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    Sports Car Image

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    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

    The Basics of Pixlr and the Crop Tool

    In this lesson, you will learn how to upload an image into Pixlr for editing, how to use the crop tool, and how to save your edited image back into your Google Drive.

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    Lesson Practice  
    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

     

    Resizing Images

    In this lesson, you will learn how to resize our pictures for printing.

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    Lesson Practice 
    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

     

    Organizing Images Using Google Photos 

    In this lesson, you will learn how to create an album in Google Photos, upload your pictures, and how to use the simple editing features in Google Photos.

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    Understanding Photography Technical Terms

    In this lesson, you will learn about megapixels, file size, and saving pictures for the best quality.

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    Lesson Practice  
    Google Slide, click on the "Make a Copy" button to make copy for you work on in your Google Drive.

Last Modified on April 8, 2022