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Art Class - Foundations
Join this fun art class that encourages creative freedom, art experimentation, and exploration while learning the foundational elements and principles of art.
Art Class - Foundations
Art education encourages creative thinking that will lend itself to unique problem-solving skills later in life. Art Class Foundations is a weekly art class that builds a solid groundwork for creative thinking. Students will engage with their artwork while experimenting with a variety of different art materials and learning important art concepts and techniques.

Each project begins with a guided creation, and students are given a lot of room to insert their own imaginative interpretations as we go along. I encourage students to make their artwork personal to them and I praise their artwork for all of their individuality. The last few minutes of class are spent sharing finished art or art-in-progress. Students are not required to share their work, but most enjoy doing so.

Art concepts and techniques students will be exposed to:
Color theory
Foreground, middle ground, and background
Layering and collage
Printmaking & Resist
Art elements (line, shape, form, etc.)
Art principles (rhythm, balance, contrast, etc.)
Making thoughtful and conscious artistic choices

And free-expression art creation!

I introduce students to different art tools and materials and encourage them to experiment. This experimentation gives students new and innovative ways of seeing art and gives them the chance to try unique techniques.

Looking for an art history and art creation class that compliments this one? Check out Art with the Masters where we study history and art concepts and techniques each week. You can find that class here:


*Some parental assistance required depending on the age and maturity of the student(s).

All projects are designed to fit within the allotted class time, but depending on the attention to detail and interest of the student(s), some classes run over while others can run short. We rarely run over/short more than 10-15 minutes and always makeup in our average.
Learning Goals
  • To practice art creation while experimenting with a variety of art materials and techniques.
  • To learn about the elements and principles of art through creation.
Supply List
  • Specific supply list provided upon enrollment
Once a week One-Time Class
55 minutes Class Duration
12 Kids Class Size
Ages 8-12 Age Range
USD 80.01 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

Hi there!

I am currently a homeschooling, blogging, graphic designing, fun-loving mom of 4 with lots of teaching experience. I am a Jane of all trades with a passion for writing, art and art history, science, and web design. Prior to my homeschool career, I followed many different career paths that helped me to gain valuable experience in many different fields. I was an accountant, human resources manager, market manager, social media marketing guru, and copy editor. I have a degree in Graphic Design, Economics, and Agricultural Business and Environmental Science. I guess you might say I just love learning!

Now I own my own web design studio, Little Daisy Media, and have the great honor of homeschooling 3 of my kids (my oldest is an adult and has graduated college). I love fostering a love of learning in my kids, helping them to find their passions. Along with teaching my own kiddos, I teach Art in the Park monthly for my local homeschool group as well as teach a variety of classes every semester at my homeschool co-op.

I truly believe that learning should be fun first because if we enjoy learning, we will always find opportunities to do it. I encourage creative freedom so kids' work will be relevant to their lives, and they will connect with what they are learning.

When I am not teaching, I blog about my family's homeschooling journey on PatersonAcademy.com. I also enjoy reading, sewing, quilting, crocheting, baking, cooking, binge-watching TV shows, and being silly. See? Jane of all trades.

I hope to see you in class! Let's have some fun learning together.
parent reviews
Steph on Jun 08 about Art with the Masters

Karmen has taught my daughter patiently about each artist’s background and make sure there are interesting facts for my daughter to remember. Then she moved forward with creating art that relates to the artists. This is a fun crash course for kids to learn about famous artists, their style, and their work quickly. She also uses a variety of art techniques which expose kids to the art world! Highly recommend!