5th and 6th graders worked on abstract mixed media pieces for 3 weeks.
Mixed media means that they used several different types of art materials on one project.
Students talked about color families, line, emphasis, contrast, and gradation of value.
While they worked, they listened to different types of music and we discussed how different colors and marks express moods and feelings.
We had a great time working and students shared their projects with the class at the end.
Here are a few examples: