This class is all about making connections between art history, art appreciation, and most importantly art creation. Each week we will learn about an artist and their life. We will incorporate history, geography, and the social, political, and spiritual ideology that contributed to the artists' work. Students will look at a variety of artwork by the week's artist and discuss the techniques and materials used as well as the art genre the artist falls into. Finally, students will create a piece of artwork that imitates the style, techniques, or subject matter of each artist.
Each class will begin with a short 15-20 minute presentation about the life and work of an artist. And the pièces de résistance: Students will be guided through the creation of their own, original artwork that imitates the style, techniques, or subject matter of the artist.
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 creation class that compliments this one? Check out Art Class Foundations where we study art concepts and techniques each week through exploration and experimentation. 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.
*Artists subject to change based on student requests. Please check with me upon enrollment.
**Enrolling part of the way into a section? Check with me on extensions, pre-recorded lectures/art creation videos, or pro-rated options.