Art Explorers Class (Ages 5-11 yo)
DESCRIPTION: Art Explorers is a 4-wk course designed for ages 5-11 year olds, exploring the Elements of Art such as line, shape, form, color, texture, space and value which make up the essence of any work of art. Students will explore each element using a different medium and art making technique. Texture might be explored using painting materials, while space may be explored using air dry clay, for example. Learners will build creative confidence as they become familiar with different materials, and also be introduced to the work of other well-known artists to further explore & identify the Elements.
All materials are supplied. Students must come dressed in old clothes or have an art smock / apron.
SAMPLE 4-WK SYLLABUS:
Reference: Educational Video on Elements
CLASS 1: Exploring LINE through a printmaking project where students will create patterns using different types of lines, and making prints using screen printing ink on mixed media paper.
CLASS 2: Explore SHAPE & FORM through a tissue paper and balloon project in order to make a functional bowl. Shapes will be reviewed and their transformation into a form will be discussed.
CLASS 3: Explore COLOR & TEXTURE through a painting project on canvas. Review the color wheel (primary, secondary, complementary colors) and apply texture using different molding gels on canvas, and use found tools such as plastic forks, scraping tool, or simply a pencil to create textures.
CLASS 4: Explore SPACE & VALUE through sculpture using mixed media (cardboard, paint, mod podge, ink, craft sticks). Learn about foreground & background, perspective, positive & negative space.
* Class content may vary slightly as I incorporate student input and learn student preferences.
* Any work not completed during class may be completed for homework and brought to next class to share, though it is not a requirement. Creative work made outside of class is welcome to be shared, always!
CLASS DURATION: 1 hr. 15 min, with time for discussion/sharing & cleanup
LOCATION: Private & small group instruction will take place in my home studio located in Russett Green area of Laurel, MD 20724. If you have a space you can offer to host, please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set it up. Thank you kindly!
COST: Cost is written per 4 SESSIONS. For in person classes, price includes cost of materials. If you are selecting an online/ZOOM class, you will be responsible for the additional cost of materials. Material List & places to purchase will be supplied.
SCHEDULE: After purchase, I will reach out to you personally regarding scheduling. Please feel free to email directly as well with any inquiries or preferences at email@example.com.
CANCELLATION: If class is cancelled by student or instructor due to any unforeseen circumstances, class will be rescheduled at another suitable time. Refunds will not be given as materials are purchased and lesson planning has been completed at time of registration.
NOTE: Please note that in public, group classes, social distance will be maintained. In any class, all students MUST wear masks, as well as any accompanying adult doing drop off / pick up. Thank you!