The Elements of Art are not my favorite thing to teach. It's good to be able to use the vocabulary, but I don't like to spend a bunch of time on them in isolation. I wanted to do a quick review project at the beginning of the year for 8th grade and my graphics classes to get it out of the way.
8th grade students had to represent each of the Elements on a piece of paper using whichever supplies they wanted.
High school graphics students could use one piece of paper, make Artist Trading Cards, put together a photo collage, or come up with a different idea. Projects were graded on how well each theme was communicated, craftsmanship, and unity.
Students were allowed to use their phones for photography.
|This student used a collage app on her phone to put the photos together in one document.|