Essential Question(s):

1. What is mixed media?

2. How do artists use a variety of mediums, but also have a strong, unified artwork ?

3. How are the Principles of Design, CONTRAST + EMPHASIS, used to strengthen a work of art?

 Mastery Objective(s): The student will…

1. demonstrate their understanding of mixed media and how to use it successfully with the Principles of Design, contrast and emphasis by creating a two-page spread of an image inspired by FEAR!

mixed media: a technique and/or artistic process involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and colored pencil or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.

contrast: the opposition of the Elements of Art to intensify each element’s property to create a dynamic effect.

emphasis: one  or a combination of the Elements of Art is used to create more attention in the composition than anything else.


  1. a sketch on a 2-page spread
  2. Subject Matter: anything that comes to mind when you think of the word ‘FEAR’!

  3. MEDIA: use mixed media, more than one (NO GRAPHITE)
    1. pen
    2. colored pencil
    3. collage
    4. charcoal
    5. marker
  4. use the Element(s) of Art:
    1. texture
  5. use the Principle(s) of Design:
    1. contrast
    2. emphasis


Examples from the internet (these may not represent all of the requirements above) -these are only for subject matter examples!