Since we were basically in self-contained classrooms, the regular classroom teacher handled most classes, including art. I remember a few of our art projects, like weaving book markers, soap carving, tearing vegetable shapes out of construction paper, making posters, learning how to enlarge cartoons and a Christmas card, learning how to draw "perspective," etc. I still have a few of my art projects from 7th and 8th grade!
One of the art projects in 7th grade (I think) was to cut erasers to make "rubber stamps." Below are examples of my attempts at that project. I was never much of an artist;-)