MTMS Related ARTS/P.E. Lessons and Resources Alternate lessons for Art, Computers, P.E. and Music

Alternate Art Projects

  • Lesson 1 Pop! Art The Soup Can Challenge - Pop Art is a style of art that began in the 1950's using everyday objects, simple forms, and bright colors. For a cute, quick overview, check out this video from the Tate Museum:

Andy Warhol used everyday objects as the subject of his work. By repeating the same drawing in different colors he was making a statement about mass production and consumerism in his time. Choose something from your pantry like a soup can, package, or cereal box to draw. Use paper, pencil, or whatever you have available to add color. Be creative and have fun. You can even repeat your drawing in different colors like Warhol.

Draw a creative can label. Follow the steps to draw the can or actually draw the label and wrap it around a can. Be creative!!
  • Lesson 2 Lines, Colors, Shapes -Oh MY! - Notice the way Robin Mead uses lines, colors, and shapes to create emphasis. Use different types of lines to draw a scene from outside (a landscape) or something inside (a still life). Vary the width of your lines. Make some lines thicker than others. Use warm colors (reds, oranges, yellows) for the sky and cool colors (greens, blues, purples) for the water. Include some pattern and try to make your colors blend into another color.

Let’s take a look at the artist who inspired this lesson, Robin Mead. Please look through her incredible collection of art and read about her life. Think about how she has used art to express hope and joy. Do you think her previous job impacted her style of art? In what way? Examine her use of line and color. See how many times you can find line variation and color gradation. Choose one of her pieces and describe her use of line and color. Does the piece create a mood? How does it make you feel? Does it remind you of a particular time or event in your life?

Create a landscape or composition using bold colors and varied lines using crayons, markers or paint. You can also use the online painting tools we used in Lesson 1.

  • Lesson 3  Shoe Still Life- In this task, you are going to draw a shoe in a still life drawing and shade in the values.
Lightly sketch the contour of the shoe and some of the larger details.
  • Lesson 4 Emphasis - In this task, you are going to create an art piece that places emphasis on something that represents your identity or explores a part of your identity.
Identity encompasses the memories, experiences, relationships, and values that create one’s sense of self.
  • Lesson 5 Contrast- In this task, you are going to create an art piece that explores creating contrast using a subject of your choice.
Lightly sketch a subject such as an object, animal, fruit, or favorite thing, in the center of your page.
  • Lesson 6 Hand Still Life - In this task, you are going to create a still life art piece of your hand that features something unique happening on your hand that you create from your imagination. Have fun with this, what could you add?
Lightly sketch the contour of your hand.
  • Lesson 7 Pop Culture Mash Up - In this task, you are going to create an art piece that mashes up two icons from pop culture that you like.
Lightly begin to sketch your character. You can use online resources to help you with drawing.
  • Lesson 8 View of A Room - In this task, you are going to draw a still life of a view of a room. Find a spot to sit with your drawing mediums and find a view in a room you want to draw. Use value to shade in the drawing.
Draw the shape of the space or outline of the space, lightly. Use a ruler.
  • Lesson 9 Attack of the ... In this task, you are going to create and art piece that is inspired by “Attack of the _____” old school movies. Attack of the Giant Ants... Attack of the Puppies... Find something small to draw LARGE in your artwork to play with the Principle of Design, Proportion.
  • Lesson 10 Gratitude - In this task, you are going to create an art piece that explores things that you are grateful for on a gratitude branch.
Gratitude is one of many positive emotions. It’s about focusing on what’s good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have.
  • Lesson 11 Passion Still Life - In this task, you are going to find an object that represents your passion. Place it somewhere and draw it as a Still Life Drawing.
A still life is a drawing or painting that focuses on still objects. The subject matter is inanimate and never moves, typically with a focus on household objects, flowers, or fruits.

Lesson 12 Proportion - In this task, you are going to pick a small creature and draw it so that it fills your page and is squished in the frame of the paper. The proportion of the creature will be so large it will seem to be unable to fit in the paper.

Proportion in art is the relationship of two or more elements in a composition and how they compare to one another with respect to size, color, quantity, degree, setting, etc.
  • Lesson 13 - Paul Klee Projects
Paul Klee was known for fine lines and playful geometry in his childlike watercolors and illustrations. He once was quoted as saying that drawing was like “taking a line for a walk”.

Computer Resources


Login with school username (not email) and password. The school code is METSMETS
Free Typing Games

Video Editing

WeVideo is cloud-based, so you can make videos anywhere, anytime--even on the go. Work individually or with a group on a project for class. Login using the green button with your school email and password.

Coding and Gaming

Code.org -Minecraft

These are fun coding projects/activities to get a start with coding.

Scratch- Use Scratch to code your own interactive stories, animations, and games.

Go to RA Distance Learning for Sign Up Link

Alternate Computer Project

Please get approval to complete this assignment instead of the current computer project.

  • Virtual Field Trip -Tech Integration Science Center - Head off to the Tech Interactive center in San Jose, California. Visit science labs and hear from professionals working at the cutting edge of STEM. Write a one page summary including EACH area of the tour and tell me which area you enjoyed the most. Try the challenge as well! Take a picture of your design.

Music Resources

Free lessons and exercises for reading and creating music.

Alternate Music Lessons

Mr. AP’s lessons are doable both in-person and virtually and thus, students are expected to participate each and every day. If students would like additional lessons to complete outside of class time, they are welcome to peruse these lessons. Happy Music-ing!

P.E. DePugh

Alternate exercises for P.E.

P.E. Sodora

Alternate Exercises for P.E.


Created with images by Kelli Tungay - "Back to School" • Mimi Thian - "untitled image"