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Draw and Paint Using the Elements of Art

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Deborah Ewing
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,494)
In this 7-session self-paced semester art course, students will learn what the elements of art are, how to identify them in a work of art, and how to use them in their own art.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Beginner - Intermediate Level
7 lessons//7 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Elements of art; Element of Line
Students will be introduced to the elements of art. We will analyze the elements of line and practice drawing a variety of lines using the provided handout, then create a work of art based on lines. All art, including the handout, should be uploaded into the classroom for the teacher to see.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Element of Shape
Students will be introduced to the elements of Shape (organic and geometric), and the role they play in making art. Students will practice drawing both organic and geometric shapes in their provided handout, then create a work of art based on organic or geometric shape, or both. All art, including the handout, should be uploaded into the classroom for the teacher to see.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Element of Color
Students will be introduced to the elements of color (primary, secondary, warm, cool, and complementary). Students will use the provided handout to show their understanding of the above concepts. Students will create a drawing, painting or photography assignment based on color, and upload all artwork, including the handout, for the teacher to see.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Element of Form
Students will review the geometric shapes from session 2, then analyze ways in which some of them can be made to look like a three-dimensional form. They will learn how to use light and shadow to draw several forms on the handout for lesson 4. Students will create a drawing, painting or photography assignment based on form, to be uploaded along with the handout, for the teacher to see.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Element of Value
Students will discern the difference in value as it pertains to lightness or darkness of a color, and monetary value of a work of art. We will practice using various applications of pressure and other techniques with different tools to create value studies on the provided handout. Students will complete a drawing, painting or photography assignment based on value, to be uploaded along with the handout, for the teacher to see.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Element of Texture
Students will discern the difference in value as it pertains to lightness or darkness of a color, and monetary value of a work of art. We will practice using various applications of pressure and other techniques with different tools to create value studies on the provided handout. Students will complete a drawing, painting or photography assignment based on value, to be uploaded along with the handout, for the teacher to see.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Element of Space
Students will discern the difference between positive and negative space, and use the handout to understand the difference. Students may also want to sketch the difference on other paper as well. Students will create a drawing, painting or photography assignment based on space, to be completed and uploaded into the classroom within a week of starting the final assignment.
Students will know and understand each of the elements of art and how they can be used in a work of art.
I am a licensed, veteran art teacher with over 30 years' experience teaching the elements of art. Over the years, I've found and developed fun and interesting art projects and processes to help kids learn and remember what the elements are and why they are important to the artistic process.
Homework Offered
Not required, but students are welcome and encouraged to work on assignments and practice further between class sessions.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Informal assessments will take place during class in the form of teacher observation and possible suggestions (as requested by students).
Grades Offered
Certificates of Completion will be offered upon parent completion of class feedback. Letter or Number grades will be offered per parent request.
 1 file available upon enrollment
A handout with the definitions of each Principle of Design will be provided in the first class posting. Pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener crayons, colored pencils markers (Crayola or Target brand) both regular and fineline if possible. Crayola goes on sale for $1/box, and Target brand might go on sale for .50/box. LOTS of paper! Sketchbook and/or printer paper for practice good quality drawing paper (Canson or Strathmore tablets are great) in 9X12 or 11X14. These are often on sale at Michael's) EITHER Bristol Board OR watercolor paper (tablets, similar to drawing paper described above, same size) watercolor paint--Crayola or Prang is best. These sometimes go on sale as well before school starts black Sharpies--fine point (regular size sharpie) and ultra-fine point digital camera (or camera phone) --OPTIONAL!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,494)
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Hello! I am a K-12 licensed art teacher. and professional artist. I teach all kinds of art, including drawing, painting, pottery, fibers, sculpture, art history and culture, and frequently integrate math, literacy and other subjects with my art... 
Self-Paced Class

$18

weekly or $125 for all content
7 pre-recorded lessons
7 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 4 learners
Ages: 10-13

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