The most amazing high school art project ever!

Updated: Feb 16, 2019


Have you ever wanted to have your students create an expressive work of art, but didn't know where to start? Last year I took a workshop at the Expressive Arts Institute in San Diego. It was an amazing weekend that opened up my mind to the possibilities of working through emotions in art. There was one exercise that I really loved and I immediately saw how it could benefit teenagers. I tweaked it a little bit for my high school art class, and I can honestly say it was the best art project I have ever done with them! I call this the Life Line project.


In this process based art exercise they will draw a line that represents their life. It could go up and down, twist and turn, etc. Then they will add one color, then more colors. Doing this sort of Expressive art is a cathartic and powerful experience!