7 Things to Know as a New High School Art Teacher - goes for middle school too.
Japanese painting, watercolor, atmospheric perspective, space, silhouette, japanese trees, I am so going to teach this to my high school kids
artwork inspiration: Zentangle hummingbird ... notan: positive / negative space ... doodle fills ...
oil pastel fruit close-up and crop. High school art lesson: composition, organic shapes, color, implied texture, etc.
I don't like the shading so much but I wanted to add a drawing to my collection, and this is my most recent.
An entire site on art lessons and tutorials - some free - from Julianna Kunstler. "Art 1" is full of very detailed lessons on elements and principles. Plan to spend some time!
clay 1st day activities for high school art - Google Search
Hand Study / Drawing on Various Papers w/ Mixed Media - Conway High School Art Project
The Best Art Teacher Blogs & Websites: Inspiration for High School Art Students
Sketch assignment : have students cut and paste half an image from a magazine into sketchbook. They then try to draw the other half with full detail using pencil... They end pretty neat!