In this class, students will explore different subjects such as landscapes, still life compositions, portraits, self-portraits, and perspective. Students will experiment creating these projects in different mediums such as drawing (pencil, charcoal, pastel), collage, and painting (watercolor, acrylic, & plein air—painting done on location). Throughout the year, students will be asked to create works of art that are inspired by significant artists in history and that utilize famous art movement techniques.
- Completion of at-home assignments and prep-work for art projects.
- Occasional articles, videos, or vocabulary assigned for more in-depth instruction.
- Art supplies (An art supply list will be provided for the parent to pick up. Students are welcome to bring additional artistic materials from home as well. Students are responsible for keeping up with and maintaining their supplies and bringing their supplies each week.)
- Learn the concepts of form, value, contour, gesture, & shading in charcoal & pencil.
- Create strong compositions through still life pieces with fruit, flowers, or other everyday objects, executed in watercolor and one in the style of Pop Art.
- Mix colors from 3 primary colors and learn about the color wheel.
- Create nature studies in colored pencil, watercolor, & acrylic.
- Paint landscapes by copying the style of the master Impressionists.
- Practice using aerial and one & two-point linear perspective.
- Make a stain glass window styled mosaic & illuminated manuscript to tell the Christmas story.
- Learn the proportions of faces, draw a self-portrait, and draw others using a grid.
- Copy the skeleton to learn proportions of anatomy.
- Experiment with different mediums such as pastel and styles such as Fauvism & Cubism.