Portfolio Prep Lesson Plans

Mixed Media Plaster Project

This project focuses on:

  • using a variety of materials with photo and text to make a personal statement
  • learning techniques of combining layering, staining, rubbing, buffing, and polishing
  • reinforcing design concepts of emphasis, blanace, repetition, unity, variety and rhythm

Assignment: Make a mixed media collage upon a piece of artwork that you have done. Combine image with mixed media materials to create an abstract composition. In addition to the image of your artwork, hou may use imbedded objects, plaster, was, rubber stamps, incised line, various mediums and gels as well as acrylics, pastels, colored pencils and ink. Consider compositions and texture, and also the overall unity of the piece.