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Christmas Holiday Art Collection

Class
Torri McCarrey
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1,224)
In this ongoing art course, students will learn drawing techniques to create holiday themed Christmas art with pencils and soft pastel chalk (poinsettia flower, nutcracker drawing, jolly gingerbread man and house, and a Santa Claus sketch).

Class experience

Poinsettia Flower 

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a poinsettia flower. 
2. Students will learn techniques for blending, applying, and layering soft pastel chalk.
3. Students will learn techniques to create shadows with soft pastel chalk.

Nutcracker 

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a nutcracker (full body). 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn a few facts about nutcrackers.

Jolly Gingerbread Man and House 

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a gingerbread man and house. 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for decorating their gingerbread man and house with soft pastel chalk, candy patterns, etc., to improve the composition of their drawing.

Santa Claus

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of Santa Claus (face to shoulders). 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques for blending gradient shadows on skin and hair texture on Santa's fluffy, white beard.
Homework Offered
Because of how detailed these drawings are, there is a good chance students will need to finish sketches outside of the designated class time.
Assessments Offered
Students will be assessed throughout class and at the end of class through questions and/or sharing of drawings.
Grades Offered
Poinsettia Flower 

-Paper
-Everyday pencil or drawing pencils
-Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser
-Blending tool (blending stumps, tissue, Q-tips, or you can just use your fingers if you don't have any of the previously listed supplies)
-Soft pastel chalk: red, green, black, yellow, brown, and white 
*OPTIONAL:  black and/or white charcoal pencils (used for detail work) and red and green colored pencils

Nutcracker

-Paper
-Everyday pencil or drawing pencils
-Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser
-Blending tool (blending stumps, tissue, Q-tips, or you can just use your fingers if you don't have any of the previously listed supplies)

Jolly Gingerbread Man and House 

-Paper
-Everyday pencil or drawing pencils
-Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser
-Blending tool (blending stumps, tissue, Q-tips, or you can just use your fingers if you don't have any of the previously listed supplies)
-Soft pastel chalk: gray, brown, white, blue, red, and green
*OPTIONAL: black and/or white charcoal pencils (used for detail work) and a brown colored pencil

Santa Claus

-Paper
-Everyday pencil or drawing pencils
-Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser
-Blending tool (blending stumps, tissue, Q-tips, or you can just use your fingers if you don't have any of the previously listed supplies)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Please be aware that this course uses materials that may be harmful to your student if used inappropriately.  If you think your student may use any class materials inappropriately and/or potentially cause harm, please provide adult supervision for your student.   

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1,224)
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Welcome to my teacher page!  My name is Torri McCarrey, and I am very passionate about teaching visual arts and core curriculum.  My core curriculum courses often use an art integration approach to learning (e.g., drawing your own monster using... 
Group Class

$18

weekly
1x per week
80 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(8)
Completed by 35 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 9-14
1-12 learners per class

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