Juxtaposition Art Lesson

“Juxtaposition Art” is basically putting two things together that clash/contrast/don’t really make sense and/or make the viewer think and/or communicate a message!

Please click on each of the following links and watch these video clips/ presentations. These will help you to better understand the concept of Juxtaposition in Art! (Then… keep scrolling down for some samples and instructions.)

Here are some samples of Juxtaposition Art!

For your project… you will be combining a background and a sea creature!

First, choose a sea creature that you love! Think about one that has beautiful colours or texture. You will be drawing this as realistically as you can. Later, you can choose your media. You can complete it in watercolour, acrylic paint or pencil crayon. You will need to pick a contrasting background. It could be funny or awkward or something that makes a statement! It should communicate a message to your viewers. I will show you my sample next class. This class, you will aim to complete TWO draft designs. If you have time after that, you can start on your good copy drawing of your sea creature. For your background… I will show you a few options. You can paint or colour your background, OR you can do an image-transfer (I will teach you how to do this process next class). .


Online Art for June

Hi Art Students,

I hope you’re doing well! I’ve really appreciated looking at the Artwork that you’ve sent in! Thanks for going with the flow and continuing to create in this time of distance learning!

Here is your next assignment. As you know, I like to give options, so please choose either Option A or Option B (That said, if you’d like to do both and receive bonus marks, feel free!)

Please hand your assignment in by June 10th. Your June sketchbook items will also be due on June 10th. Please make sure that you hand them in on time, as report cards will come out shortly after!

Option A: Doodling with Lines and Symbols


Option B: Genetically Altered Species Art



Here is a link, if you’d like to read the full article. Consider yourself warned… it’s quite long! Don’t feel that you have to read the whole thing, but I would encourage you to read the beginning and to scroll down to read the author’s questions at the end of the article. I would encourage you to answer the questions from a Biblical Perspective and hand them in.


Mrs. Wiebe

Some more inspiration…

Here’s a little inspiration. Anyone can create Art! I love the story of this sweet girl, who found her voice through painting. Sadly, she was overlooked, until a loving family found her and helped her to express her wonderful gift! The look of sheer joy on her face, covered in paint as she relishes in the freedom of creativity is totally inspiring! Vibrant, optimistic colours spill onto her canvases. I’ve always had a soft spot for this kind of art- bright, happy, free, totally wild and unfettered! You can check her out on Instagram, if you like. Here are a few pics to show you a snapshot of her work as well as a short description of her story. Here’s one of God’s beautiful creations, standing next to some fabulous creations of her own! AF8A4280-A683-401B-8888-7249844FE854D606C633-928F-4F21-B072-BA75529F9A29EE36A176-4F4C-4E42-B2FF-95FD0D80C85517C78A29-6A00-4F67-BC1E-ACD9CF6FB2C4D6322091-5770-4EEB-B8CE-F6C1B255A5ED1F7B7E68-1163-433C-94BF-8014C90092A8

SR. Art Sketchbook Assignments

Welcome to Art Foundations 2020!

We are currently working on Chuck Close- Inspired Grid Painting projects.

Please make sure that you have a sketchbook. Students are asked to choose their own sketchbooks (big, small, pretty or plain cover, whatever they like)! That said, please feel free to send a private email to me if finances, time constraints, etc., make it difficult to attain a sketchbook. We want all of the students to have a great experience in Art this year and we are happy to provide sketchbooks if needed!

Please see the attachment and take note of the due dates for this semester’s sketchbook assignments. Students are invited to start early on their assignments, if they feel that the due dates will conflict with their other obligations. It is expected that all assignments will be handed in on time.


Mrs. Wiebe