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Art Studio Elementary: Zoology, Art History, Holidays + Full Curriculum Art!

Laney Kosarek: K-12 Art Certified/M.Ed
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Join us for an Art Potpourri, where we delve into a diverse array of topics each week and art appreciation. We'll explore zoo art, paint, clay, oil pastels, mindful art, art history, culture, graphic art, neurographics, and much more!

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Beginner - Advanced Level
  • 1. Animal Knowledge: Gain an understanding of different zoo animals, including their habitats, physical features, and behaviors. 2. Observational Skills: Develop keen observation skills by studying animals up close and capturing their likeness through drawing and painting. 3. Drawing Techniques: Learn fundamental drawing techniques such as proportion, perspective, and shading to create animal portraits or scenes. 4. Painting Skills: Explore various painting techniques and mediums, including watercolors, acrylics, and pastels, to bring animals to life on the canvas. 5. Creativity: Encourage creativity and imaginative expression by interpreting animals in unique and inventive ways, exploring different artistic styles and approaches. 6. Attention to Detail: Cultivate attention to detail and patience through the careful observation and rendering of animal features and textures. 7. Artistic Confidence: Build artistic confidence and self-expression as students see their animal masterpieces evolve and improve over time. 8. Appreciation for Wildlife: Foster a deeper appreciation for wildlife and the importance of conservation efforts through art-inspired learning experiences.
*Master's Degree in Education from Saginaw Valley State University, specializing in curriculum development and brain research in the classroom.
*K-12 Art Endorsement from Saginaw Valley State University, emphasizing art pedagogy and creative expression.
*Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Oakland University, with certification in K-6 self-contained all subjects and Jr. High Language Arts/Math, fostering a well-rounded approach to teaching.
*Certified Yoga/Meditation Instructor and Therapeutic Art Life Coach with over 200 teacher training hours accredited by Yoga Alliance, Place of Bliss Academy, Primo Learn, and Transformation Academy, integrating holistic wellness practices into the educational experience.

*26 Years of Teaching Experience in public school settings, providing rich and diverse learning opportunities for students across various grade levels.
*Expertise in Differentiated Instruction: Proficient in catering to the needs of both accelerated learners and students with unique learning requirements, fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment.
*Commitment to Professional Growth: Continuously pursuing professional development opportunities to stay updated on innovative teaching methodologies and enriching experiences that enhance students' artistic and social development.
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Students can finish project or add additional details to share at the next class.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: Students are welcome to finish up their assignment and bring it back the following week to show the class.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: 🌸 I am always pleased to provide letters of recommendation or detailed portfolio summaries upon request, including a comprehensive overview of class content and a progress report reflecting the student's achievements and development throughout their time in the course.
S U G G E S T E D  S U P P L I E S
🎨 Paper or Sketchbook, Pencil, Eraser, Sharpie Marker, Something to add color with like Paint/markers/crayons

With any supplies, you'll be well-equipped to unleash your creativity and bring your artistic vision to life!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I prioritize ensuring that all content and materials presented are age-appropriate and suitable for young learners, meticulously reviewing and screening videos to avoid any content that may be deemed inappropriate.
❤️ Below, you'll find a variety of clips that show the types of videos I may incorporate into our lessons to enhance instruction and facilitate learning:
Koala Week- https://youtu.be/spfaLE9wq_w
Tiger Week- https://youtu.be/DjE9Wh8cac0
Grizzly Bear Week- https://youtu.be/CMvyIjJIpAQ
Sea Otter Week- https://youtu.be/OqD6o8Ar9Aw
Raccoon Week- https://youtu.be/CDujzoCJ3Ig
Rabbit Week- https://youtu.be/g_aFhZwmoSo
Foxes Week- https://youtu.be/RO2m1EAIEkg
Panda Week- https://youtu.be/O5f-4h7L5ts
Joined January, 2021
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Michigan Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Master's Degree in Education from Saginaw Valley State University

🌺 Hey there, lovely artists! I'm Mrs. K, your art-loving guide to a world of creativity and joy!

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❤️ K-12 Art certification
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Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
1-6 learners per class

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