Our home school classes are the building blocks of art making for the young mind. Art making enhances the quality of children’s lives through creative connection to the imagination. Content for instruction is derived primarily from the disciplines of aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and art production. Study is derived from a broad range of the visual arts, including folk, applied, and fine arts from Western and non-Western cultures and from ancient to contemporary times. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our outcomes for students are
understanding the conceptions of the nature of art; recognizing the bases for valuing and judging art; analyzing the contexts in which art has been made; and applying the processes and techniques of art making.
Classes are held on Friday mornings 10:00-11:30 for eight week sessions
Class fee, plus materials $100.00 (cash or check) ALL AGES
⚑ $5.00 processing fee for online purchases.
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Supply List for Advanced Drawing
Compressed charcoal, medium 4 sticks
Charcoal pencil hb
Sketch book (anything will work even printer paper stapled together)
Drawing paper pad 18 by 24 inches or 12 by 18 inches, 30 sheets or more
(Drawing paper is better but sketch pads will do, no newsprint)
Tempera paint black adn white 8 oz of each
Conte crayon, one white, one black, one red
Sumi brush size 6 (7/16 of an inch)
White vinyl eraser
Pencils one 4b one hb
ADVANCED DRAWING CLASS with Andy Dobos
MARCH 1 – APRIL 26 / FRIDAY- 10:00-11:30, NO CLASS MARCH 29
This course will further advance students’understanding of drawing techniques. We will focus on a different artist each week introducing the students to different artist’s drawing styles and incorporating art history into the class. Creative expression will be explored through the use of new and varied subject matter, techniques, and drawing implements. This course will broaden students’ understanding of Art History,criticism, production, and aesthetics in regard to drawing. This is an advanced course in which an ambitious and dedicated approach is expected. Use of a sketchbook or idea journal will be introduced. Students are to discuss and explore meaning and/or intent.
Outcomes: Students will
•Construct drawings from a conceptual
•Continue to utilize drawing terms and
•Apply design principles such as
composition, texture, movement, and depth on a two-dimensional surface
•Demonstrate proficiency using more
advanced drawing tools.
•Explore the history of drawing from
western and non-western sources.
•Evaluate their work through self-reflection
and group critique.
•Maintain a drawing sketchbook or idea
JANUARY 4 – FEBRUARY 22
Sculpture encompasses the widest array of media in the visual arts. We live in a spatial world. Learning to communicate by manipulating space and form is a way of expanding the mind and developing one’s tactile spirit. Times change, mediums develop, concepts shift, but the ability to transpose an idea into three dimensional form is timeless. Sculptors primarily use four basic techniques. The processes are either subtractive (material is removed or carved out) or additive (material is added). Carving:
Carving involves cutting or chipping away a shape from a mass of stone, wood, or other hard material. Casting:
Sculptures that are cast are made from a material that is melted down and then poured into a mold. Casting is an additive process. Modeling:
Modeled sculptures are created when a soft or malleable material (such as clay) is built up (sometimes over an armature) and shaped to create a form. Modeling is an additive process. Assembling:
Sculptors gather and join different materials to create an assembled sculpture. Assembling is an additive process. Each techniques will be explored during course of study.Outcomes: Students will
•Apply design principles such as composition, perspective, mass and volume
•Demonstrate proficiency using different sculptural materials and tools
•Explore the history of sculpture from western and non-western sources
•Evaluate their work through self-reflection and group critique
•Discuss techniques for presenting final works for exhibition.
- pint or quart empty milk carton or similar (cardboard kind is better but plastic will work)
- plaster 10 + lbs
- clay 10 + lbs
- heavy duty tinfoil 3 or 4 yards
- popsicle sticks for tools
- 13 gauge (or similar size) steel or aluminum wire 5 ft or more
- flat head screwdriver
- small hammer or mallet
- white glue
- oven bake clay equal in volume to 4 sticks of butter or more
Drawing engages the imagination of children and makes them pay attention to details. Drawing engages children in the language of seeing. There is unspoken information in an object we look at to draw. Drawing furthers right brain development, imagination, problem solving and creative thinking skills.
Outcomes: Students will
● construct drawings using basic lines and shapes.
● utilize drawing terms and vocabulary.
● apply design principles such as composition, perspective, tone, and value.
● demonstrate proficiency using different drawing media.
● explore the history of drawing from western and non-western sources.
● evaluate their work through self-reflection and group critique.
● discuss techniques for presenting final drawings for exhibition.