Creating Large-Scale Artworks

Instructional Strategies


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Introduction 1:21

Why Work in Large-Scale?

The Benefits of Working in Large Scale 4:18

Utilizing the Grid Method 2:27

Scale and Proportion

How to Teach Scale 2:45

How to Teach Proportion 2:27

The Best Materials and Surfaces

The Best Drawing and Painting Surfaces 4:23

Other Materials and Tools 3:24

Planning for Compositions

Best Options for Composition Types 3:29

Subject Matter Ideas 2:48

Grid Method Overview 11:51

Working More Gesturally 5:11

Best Techniques for Large-Scale Work

Best Drawing Techniques 8:18

Best Painting Techniques 6:38

Painting Techniques that Don't Require a Brush 7:29


Conclusion 0:30

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Creating Large-Scale Artworks

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to blend traditional materials and surface options with innovative supplies.

  • 2 Discover tips and tricks for planning, sketching, and painting large-scale work.

  • 3 Explore how working with large-scale can help push students' creativity and risk-taking.

Creating in large scale is a liberating activity for students, especially when they’ve had few experiences in making oversized artwork. In this Learning Pack, you will discover what common and unexpected materials and surfaces can easily be in utilized to create on a large-scale. You will also learn how to blend these innovative materials with more traditional options. Discover simple tips and tricks to share with students as they create independently or within collaborative projects. Inspire student learning with large-scale artwork!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
1.8 Utilizes knowledge of art ed philosophies in planning of content

4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media

Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Haley Parker

Haley Parker

AOE Graduate Instructor and PRO Facilitator

Haley is an Abstract Expressionist painter who received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is a former elementary art teacher and current graduate instructor at the Art of Education who loves sharing her passion through teaching art!


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