In our 6th Grade Art, we do the following projects:
"Exploration Imagination" - student pick items off a list to create their own drawing
Elements of Art project
Black and White "Zentangle" (Doodle-type designs) Letter
Pencil Still Life - observational drawing
Painted 12-color Color Wheel
Color Theory painting (focusing on tints and shades)
Warm/Cool Oil Pastel Landscapes
One Point Perspective Rooms
Paper Mache Bowls
Panty Hose Sculpture - a favorite of all!
Personal Island Maps - tie in with Social Studies
We've also done projects over:
Sugar Skulls Drawings (with history of the Day of the Dead)
Graffiti (if time) - drawing only, no actual paint!
And so much more!
Plus worksheet warm-ups and practice sheets for the above, as necessary. Shading and observational drawings are emphasized with various worksheets and practice.