pinwheels project with introduction to 5 abstract artists/art forms and 5 techniques great start of year project- watercolor washes, opaque watercolor technique (staying inside lines), pointillism, op art, pollock. A fun lesson for my line unit!
Artangel: Mixed media crumpled tissue technique - tutorial - basically, glue tissue paper over a canvas, let dry. Paint, let dry, then rub pastel or chalk over the surface to highlight the texture. Would be an awesome way to vignette around a painting.
landscape draw lines for land. in each space use one color crayon to create texture rubbing. paint a wash with same color. use opposite color for sun in sky. Can also use salt on watercolor. Create different values of color.
styrofoam covered with fabric wall art. My daughter and I did this for her room. We used cheap painter canvas and scrapbook paper. We sprayed adhesive glue to the canvas and layed the scrapbook paper on top.