Art History Series: Mark Rothko!

In this 4 Week Series, students will learn about the life of Mark Rothko, learn about he connection between emotion and color, and make intentional art inspired by his "color field" style!
Jennifer Thomas
240 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about Mark Rothko's life, his view on art, and how to make their own pieces inspired by his works. 
I am a certified K-12 Visual Arts teacher!
Just make sure you finish each week's project and you are ready for the next class!
 2 files available upon enrollment
Week 1: **printed/viewable color wheel attachment **printed/viewable color and emotions attachment 1 sheet watercolor paper watercolors (any kind) container of water paper towels medium round pointy brush (soft) medium flat brush (soft) Week 2: **printed/viewable color wheel attachment **printed/viewable color and emotions attachment mini canvases (easily found at WalMart or Dollar Tree) oil pastels baby oil or olive oil medium round pointy brush (soft) medium flat paint brush (soft) paper towels q-tips (optional) Week 3: **printed/viewable color wheel attachment **printed/viewable color and emotions attachment various sheets of construction paper in various colors soft pastels (colored chalk works as well, but colors will not be as vibrant) q-tips cotton balls hairspray (optional for setting the chalk so it doesn't smear) Week 4: **printed/viewable color wheel attachment **printed/viewable color and emotions attachment canvas size 9x12 or bigger acrylic paints your choice of colors large flat brush medium flat brush (optional) container of water paper towels hair dryer/fan **protect your clothes and work area
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I do not have an official grading system.  However, if you would like a grade for Art History, let me know and I can work with you!
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be discussing emotions, and some emotions are negative.  I will work to keep the mood light in class and monitor language.  Also, Mark Rothko ended his own life.  I do not recommend your student researches his bio on their own, unless you are comfortable addressing that issue with them.  Our class will stay kid-friendly.
Video on Rothko (2min.)
Mark Rothko Bio (kid-friendly)
Mark Rothko: Break into the Light by Susan Grange


Jennifer Thomas
Lives in the United States
Certified K-12 Visual Arts Teacher!
240 total reviews
147 completed classes

About Me

Jennifer has two decades of experience being an elementary and middle school teacher, especially to students with English as a second language. Always excelling in art throughout her life, she secretly had an “itch” to be like her childhood art... 
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