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Art History: Let’s Draw and Paint Like Famous Artists! Ages 7-12 (Ongoing)

Each week we will make an artwork inspired by famous artists. We will also learn some facts about the artist and the art periods along the way! Students are welcome to join at any time as we will create a new project every week. #creative
Ms. Laura’s Art Studio
651 total reviews for this teacher
24 reviews for this class
Completed by 243 learners
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
40 minutes per class
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
-Students will become familiar with the art and style of a wide variety of famous artists.
-Students will explore the elements of art through both investigating masterpieces and creating their own artworks.
-Students will gain a exposure to essential art techniques and vocabulary. Instruction on techniques will vary from week to week. There will not be a separate lesson on techniques. Techniques and vocabulary taught may include but are not limited to: landscape, seascape, foreground, background, still life, horizon line, pattern, cross hatch, watercolor resist, shading with crayon, overlapping, composition, texture and scale.
~This class is for budding artists who know that art isn't about making an exact replica of the teacher's art piece.  
~Due to the variety of skill sets in the class, I try to pace the class to meet all students' needs, but this isn't always possible. 
I have a teaching credential in Art and a Masters in Education. I have taught elementary art for over 20 years and each of my lessons is developed thoughtfully and practiced ahead of time keeping in mind student skill level. I am passionate about helping young artists find their unique artistic voices, and therefore I balance guided drawing with creative expression in this lesson.  I aim to provide positive encouragement to students throughout our class time, and truly hope they enjoy our art projects each week! 
No homework but students may want to spend a few minutes after class finishing up.
- Thicker white paper or watercolor paper - Pencil with eraser - pencil sharpener - ruler - Black permanent Sharpie marker (must be a permanent marker) ultra fine tip and fine tip - Oil pastels and/or crayons - Watercolor set - A variety of paint brushes - cup for water - Paper towel Optional: markers, colored pencils
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal Assessment of Art piece.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is class is direct instruction with some room for free expression. I do not require participation in discussions; they can choose to participate as much or as little as they desire. 

Students are also free to ask questions and make comments at any point. Some of my classes are very talkative and some of my classes are really quiet. It really depends on the dynamic of the group. I don’t force learners to “follow along”, however, many of my learners appreciate the structure my lessons provide. Ultimately, it’s up to your learner to decide exactly how they want their art to turn out.

This class is geared towards beginners, however, intermediate students are welcome!


Ms. Laura’s Art Studio
Lives in the United States
Certified K-12 Teacher Specializing in Visual Arts, BFA, MEd., M.S.
651 total reviews
540 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Ms. Laura. I teach Art classes for grades K-12. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in History. I have a K-12 California Clear Multiple Subject teaching credential. This included the English Learner (EL) Authorization and... 
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