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


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Welcome to our Mark Making Still Life Drawing Project – an engaging and immersive art experience designed for middle or high school students to explore the expressive potential of mark-making in still life drawing!


In this project, students will delve into the fascinating world of mark making, learning how different techniques and tools can be used to create texture, depth, and emotion in their artwork. From bold strokes to delicate lines, each mark will contribute to the unique character of their still life compositions.


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.


Whether you’re drawing for pleasure, self-expression, or pursuing a career in the arts, our Mark Making Still Life Drawing Project offers a rich and rewarding artistic experience that celebrates the beauty and versatility of mark making. So grab your pencils and let’s embark on this creative journey together – where every mark tells a story!


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



Included in this Mark Making Still Life Drawing Project:

✅ Ready to go Handouts with Examples

✅ Practice Mark-Making Art Worksheets with links and QR codes

✅ Instructional Video Demonstrations

✅ 9 Reference Images with links and QR codes to video

✅ Step by step Art Teacher Instructions

✅ Comprehensive Rubric



Materials Used: (can be modified)

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



This Resource Package is a TIME-SAVING GAME CHANGER ⏰

❤️ The materials are all organized in one place to use year after year.

❤️ Materials students can refer back to when the teacher is busy or unavailable

❤️ Clear step-by-step instructions explain how to complete the mark making still life drawing project with lots of visual examples that are easy to use.

❤️ TIME-SAVING video demonstrations are great for when students are absent and need a review.

❤️ Great for multiple ability levels and builds student confidence in art



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



* 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