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Mixed Media Fun

A simple definition of Mixed media is using more than one art technique or medium in one composition.  A great example is a painting where you add collage or drawing with oil pastel and adding a watercolor background. There is an endless variety of ways to create a work of art using mixed media. 

Art Projects in Mixed Media

How to draw fish from the summer ocean vacation.

I have been asked what is “Mixed Media”? Here is a good definition from the Free Dictionary on the Internet.

“A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.”

The Thanksgiving Tree is a wonderful example. It is created with markers and a painted background. I encourage my students to add small pieces of printed-paper to create a collage.

This art lesson is perfect for 3rd grade through middle school. We are all thankful for things in our lives. This project is to create a tree like Gustav Klimt’s The Tree of Life.

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