Mark Making Still Life Drawing Project for Middle or High School Art


Product Description

This expressive mark-making art project is great for beginners through advanced art classes. Students create a fun expressive still life drawing and experiment with creating different lines, shapes, patterns, and textures to create interest in their designs. They can use markers, watercolors, pen and ink, and colored pencils to create patterns that follow the contours of the shapes.


Everything needed to complete this lesson is ready to go and easy to use. Students begin by practicing using different materials to create unique patterns and then incorporate them into the shapes using the skill builder art worksheets. Next, they create a contour line drawing of the still life using the reference images. After watching the video demonstration and practicing their designs they add their patterns to their still-life objects.


This lesson works well for middle or high school art classes, and homeschool art, and works great for distance learning or in the classroom.


Materials Used: (can be modified)

  • Watercolor paper
  • Various-sized colored markers
  • Pencil
  • Watercolor paints
  • Acrylic paint markers
  • Paint brushes
  • Rulers
  • Colored pencils


Included in this Expressive Mark Making Art Lesson resource is:

  • 2 instructional handouts with examples
  • 2 practice mark-making art worksheets with links and QR codes to two separate student-directed video demonstrations
  • 3 video demonstrations
  • Rubric for easy grading
  • 9 reference images to draw from with links and QR codes to video instructions and rubrics


* This lesson is meant to follow my Cross Contour Worksheets or any lesson on cross-contour drawing and is also offered in this CROSS CONTOUR MARK MAKING BUNDLE.


Need an Easy to Follow Art Sub Plan?

The included worksheets work great as sub plans, and early finisher assignments, for students on home instruction or in ISS. They are easy to follow are easy for substitute teachers or self-directed learning when the art teacher is unavailable.


All of my lessons can be shared with your students through Google Classroom or any digital platform and are formatted to work for distance learning or in the classroom. They are designed to save you time and help your students access the tutorials, presentations, videos, or worksheets as easily as possible. You can find more ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, time-saving art lessons in my RESOURCE SHOP.


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Mark Making Still Life Drawing Project for Middle or High School Art

Mark Making Still Life Drawing Project for Middle or High School Art