One semester- fall only
Teacher: Jennifer Totaro
Recommended Grade Level: 5-12
Day and Time: Fridays at 9 am ET
- 13 Art Techniques Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel,
- This list is available at Blick Art and can be found at: http://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/J03UHBL4C6SZ1/publicview/
- Please note that this list is inclusive of the items that you will need for the upcoming year. Some of them you may already have at home and you do not need to purchase new ones specifically for class. If you are in doubt of whether materials that you already own will be sufficient, please feel free to email Mrs. Totaro prior to purchasing.You are welcome to purchase these items from any location and please be certain to check for promotional codes or coupons wherever you purchase from, since most art stores offer them. *If you or a sibling are taking another art class with me, be sure to check for the combined art list as many items on this list may be shared and do not need to be duplicated!
Do you have a student that loves to create art? Perhaps your student thinks art is the most ridiculous, boring subject in the world. Either way, there are lots of art techniques that can open the door to creativity for the artist and non-artist alike. Using the book “13 Art Techniques Children Should Know,” we will explore a myriad of mediums, techniques and hands-on projects that will bring art to life in a fun, interactive way. We are created by the most amazing artist ever, and each of us is made in his image, so that means we are artists! Working from this belief, we will approach art in an encouraging, explorative manner that will increase the knowledge and skills of the most enthusiastic artist, as well as help the most reluctant artist find a creative outlet that brings joy. Join us as we look at, learn about, and experiment with a variety of art techniques that will cause you to never look at art the same way again! Because of the interactive nature of this class, microphone capabilities and a webcam are required.
We are created by the most amazing artist ever, and each of us is made in his image, which means we are artists! Working from this belief, The Academy seeks to approach art in an encouraging, explorative manner that will increase the knowledge and skills of the most enthusiastic artist, as well as help the most reluctant artist find a creative outlet that brings joy. Since art is a process-based subject, there is not a set foundation of skills needed to begin studying art, only a desire to learn and a willingness to try. Our artistic skills, like so many in life, improve with exposure and practice. Working with this philosophy, it is our belief that students of multiple ages can successfully participate in the same classes, regardless of their abilities. Each art class offered at The Academy introduces the information and skills needed for students to gain knowledge and grow their artistic skills. What students do with that knowledge will be an individual process, and they will be graded based on that. Each student is expected to do their individual best and to improve throughout the course of the class. For some students the starting level will be minimal, and they will gain from exposure to more advanced student’s work. Advanced students will continue to develop their skills, while they set an example to less-experienced students. Through dialogue, critique, and encouragement, each artist will contribute to their own and their classmates’ growth in skills and perspective.