Negative Space Drawing Watercolor and Marker Art Lesson


Product Description

Are you on the hunt for an art lesson plan that will captivate your middle or high school student’s interest? This negative space design is the perfect balance of self-expression and skill-building.


This mixed media art project is budget-friendly and uses watercolor and marker or acrylic paint.  It is very versatile and contains everything you need to ensure your student’s success.


The step-by-step format is like having an extra art teacher in the room. This resource effortlessly guides you through each phase, allowing you to dedicate more of your energy to what truly ignites your passion—nurturing your students’ creativity.  




✅ Editable 54-slide Canva slideshow

✅ 5 video demonstrations

✅ 20 reference images

✅ Instructional step-by-step handout with a QR code

✅ A practice worksheet

✅ Easy to Follow Art Teachers Instructions

Rubric for Seamless Assessment  



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 negative space design with lots of visual examples 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  



Don’t just take my word for it – art teachers everywhere are raving about Inside Out Art Teacher’s art lessons! Here’s what they have to say:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “All Inside Out Art Teachers’ lessons are perfect and easy to use; this one really got my students excited and working hard! Their final projects were really awesome.” – Art Teacher, Shannon G.   

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This resource was amazing and well designed.  It was so easy to use for both my distance learners and my in class students.  The linked video was so helpful.  Thank you! ” – Art Teacher, Jessica M.  


See the Project Unfold

YouTube video




❓ What level of ability is this negative space design lesson suitable for?

This lesson can be used with beginner or advanced artists. You can modify the design to match your students’ needs

❓ Can this lesson be used virtually and in the classroom?

Yes, this lesson is compatible with a variety of instructional methods. Whether you use interactive whiteboards, projectors, or personal devices, you can seamlessly incorporate the lesson materials into your classroom setup. Enjoy the freedom to choose the approach that works best for you and your students. The lesson materials are easily accessible on your preferred device, making integrating them into your virtual or in-classroom teaching practice effortless.

❓ What materials will my students need to complete this project?

This cost-effective negative space design project only requires the following:

✅ Pencil and Eraser

✅ 12 x 12 Watercolor Paper

✅ Palette or Paper Plate

✅ Ruler

✅ Fine-Point Marker

✅ Painter’s Tape or Masking Tape

✅ Watercolor Paints

✅ Water Containers

✅ Paint Brushes (Round Brushes)

✅ Negative Space Watercolor Art Worksheet  



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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Negative Space Design Watercolor and Marker High School Art Lesson

Negative Space Drawing Watercolor and Marker Art Lesson