Artist Trading Cards: Mixed Media Mini Art Project for 4th-12th Grade



This is an amazing project I do with my Introduction to Art Students every year. They have to make 10 tiny works of art, on a 2.5″x3.5″ size card. At the end of the project they have the opportunity to trade their mini works of art with their classmates or you can join the international Artist Trading Card community, and mail cards to each other to trade.

This lesson plan pack includes:
➢A thorough lesson plan (big idea, goals, essential questions, objectives, supply list, resource links, step by step implementation instructions)
➢PowerPoint with historical information and examples
➢Checklist printable for the students
➢Critique printable
➢Rubric printable
➢Easy to read display lesson plan

This project lasts for approximately 7 class periods, depending on duration and frequency of your class times. Students are introduced to mixed media art, how to define the value of art, and not being afraid to experiment with art. 

The PowerPoint is the introduction to the assignment. It includes an explanation of what mixed media is, examples of different types of mixed media, history and explanation of artist trading cards, examples, and the description of the assignment.

This is the perfect project for varying levels of artists from late elementary school to high school.

✳This lesson is included in my Introduction to Art Yearlong Pack.  The bundle is available at a discounted price and you won’t have to plan a single day of your school year in your Intro class.
✳Purchase my collage tips handout here.
✳Do you enjoy doing mixed media projects with your students? Check out my visual journal lesson here. It’s  my students’ favorite lesson every year.

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