Student Work: Pumpkins in acrylic on canvas, Kaylan A., age 11. Fall 2015

I’ve really enjoyed the ‘project’ classes that I taught in November and December. In January I’m going to try to do a hybrid of my usual Art Foundations and the project classes.

What’s the difference? Art Foundations is a true art enrichment program. I teach in a classical style using common art terms that your child will hear in their art classroom no matter their age level. If your child is not getting art as part of their education, Art Foundations will provide a full, art education experience. I teach from the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design and weave art history and appreciation into the lessons.  Each class will add to the previous lesson’s art vocabulary and artistic technique.

Student Work: Sunflowers in marker on watercolor, Gabriela T., age 12, Fall 2015

My project classes are equally as fun but the learning is kept to a quick lesson at the beginning. Lessons do not build on each other as they do in Art Foundations. Project classes are perfect for new students wanting to try out my teaching style and personality or the busy student who can’t commit to an entire session of Art Foundation Classes.How will I blend the two? First, just like in project classes, we will complete a work of art in each class. And, like project classes, I’ll give a lesson, BUT now the lessons will follow my Art Foundations schedule instead of random lessons and projects. Although each class will build on the one before, it can also be stand alone if that is the first time a student is joining the class. As with both classes…art will be learned…art will be made…art will be FUN!

Please visit my Classes page for a complete schedule and to learn more about my teaching style. Since I’m adjusting my normal Lesson Plan, it will be a couple of weeks before I have the full lesson/projects  listed. Also click on either student artwork above or here to visit the Student Gallery.

 

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