Art Class – Foundations (Ongoing)
Art education encourages creative thinking that will lend itself to unique problem-solving skills later in life. Art Class Foundations takes the basic elements and principles of design along with art medium exploration and experimentation to build a solid groundwork for creative thinking.
Each week, students will be walked through the creation of a different art piece. We will use a variety of different art materials to learn Art from many different mediums: painting, drawing, charcoal, sculpture, collage, printmaking, etc. Students will be encouraged to exert their own imaginations in adding details, choosing colors, and engaging with their piece within the confines of the guided lesson.
As we work I will explain what elements/principles we are including and how they are being used within our artwork. I will give tips and tricks on achieving certain techniques and/or using certain materials. I will talk to students about slowing down in their art creation to make thoughtful and conscious artistic choices. Students will also begin to recognize how the basic elements of art come together to make a finished composition.
Students should have the recommended materials for the week’s class. A general list of supplies to have on hand is:
- 11×14 Mixed Media paper
- 11×14 Canvases
- Drawing and colored pencils
- Art pens and markers
- watercolor paints
- oil pastels
- chalk pastels
- tempera paint (variety of colors, but especially black and white)
- acrylic ink
- acrylic paint (variety of colors)
More specific supplies will be posted in the classroom on Sunday before class. Students should leave each class with a complete or mostly complete piece of artwork.