Exploratory Art Curriculum - 9 Weeks of Middle School Art - Intro to Art

Exploratory Art Curriculum - 9 Weeks of Middle School Art - Intro to Art

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This Middle School exploratory art curriculum focuses on the Elements and Principles of Art and is a mixture of both exploration and thoughtful use of materials. Pencils, Colored Pencils, Mixed Media, Digital Art, and Oil Pastels are a wonderful introduction to the world of Visual Art in Middle School without breaking the budget. The nine-week course culminates in an art show and portfolio of work.


  • Scope and Sequence Chart with Full Materials List (As BONUS FILE)
  • 6 Detailed Lesson plans with national standards, big ideas, essential questions, supplies, goals, objectives, step-by-step instructions and vocabulary.
  • 8 Presentations
  • 5 Demonstration Videos
  • 6 Assessment Guides/Evaluations
  • 2 Digital Review Games
  • Google Slides Digital Art Lesson
  • Art Exhibition, Final Art Reflection and Portfolio Guidelines

Three Adjectives and a Noun Icebreaker Activity Presentation

Elements & Principles of Art Unit:


  • Elements of Art Foldable Interactive Notebook Page
  • Principles of Design Foldable Interactive Notebook Page
  • Elements of Art Digital Review Game
  • Principles of Design Digital Review Game


  • Zen Color Names Lesson Full Lesson, Video Demo & Presentation
  • How to Create Zentangles
  • 6 Zentangle How-To Sheets
  • Illustrated Word Art Full Lesson & Presentation


  • Introduction to Kandinsky Presentation
  • Art From Music Full Lesson & Presentation
  • Abstract Oil Pastel Full Lesson, Video Demo & Presentation


  • Found Poetry Lesson Full Lesson, Video Demo & Presentation
  • Digital and Traditional Versions


  • Perspective Drawing Workbook
  • 15 Pages with Exercises and Final Project


  • Keith Haring Interactive Google Slides Lesson with Video Demo

A sample of some of the National Visual Arts Standards Covered:

Visual Art Creating:

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

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art.

Visual Art Presenting:

Analyze why and how an exhibition or collection may influence ideas, beliefs, and experiences.

Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.

Visual Art Connecting:

Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

Distinguish different ways art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect group identity.

Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

Describe how knowledge of culture, traditions, and history may influence personal responses to art.

Visual Art Responding:

Interpret art by analyzing art making approaches, the characteristics of form and structure, relevant contextual information, subject matter, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Construct evaluations of a work of art or collection of works based on differing sets of criteria.

Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work.

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