Each Class taught by one of our unique instructors helps each child to:
Build a visual arts vocabulary. This introduces an element of art or composition--shading and shadow, for example.
Observe, with creative exploration. Do an exercise to put this element to use. The student chooses the subject, making the exercise more personally meaningful.
Look at art. Here, the student looks closely at a painting by a master, and answers some questions designed to make you think about the painting in depth. For example, "Is this a peaceful scene or a busy one? How can you tell?" Linger on the work and observe. This, too, is the work of an artist.
A dip into art history. This might be as much as a page, or as little as a paragraph, but the student learns about the painter or the art movement.
Learn about art materials and how to use them. Practical teaching on light sources, the benefits of a specific type of pencil, how to show value with a marker, how to make textures, etc.
An original work. At the end of the unit, the student creates a new work of art based on what they have learned.