Here are some of my Intro to Art students' early exam projects. At my school the art department is allowed to give a project to students for their exams. If the students finish the project they do not have to come in during the exam period. It works really well to motivate students to work!
For the early exam project students were to draw a collection of 7 items from observation. They could use their favorite medium or combination of media (we previously worked with all different kind of media such as paint, charcoal, pencil, pen, oil pastels and colored pencils on other projects.) I had in class a box of wooden shapes, a collection of glass bottles, a box of shoes and fake flowers. If they wanted to bring in their own collection they could. My main objective was to have students draw from observation and to shade the objects to make them appear 3-D. I will be posting this lesson to my educator page if you want to check back for it.
Shapes done with pencil
Shapes done in ink on a light gray painted background
There is always one really creative student! This was done with oil pastels on a painted background.
My bulletin board of shapes (this was a popular item to draw apparently!)
Art supplies done with ink on a painted background
Perfume bottles done with a charcoal pencil on a painted background