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Exploring Art

After discussing a book or work by an artist, we will create artwork inspired by the themes or techniques.
Ms. Hilary (Masters in Art Education)
18 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year old learners
learner per class


Charged weekly
55 minutes per class


Class Experience

Students will learn:
-About a variety of artists and their artwork, from a variety of cultures and time periods.
-To use words and art terms to discuss artwork
-To create their own artwork inspired by the techniques and artwork of various artists
-A variety of art techniques 
-Tips for use and care of art materials
Supply Lists: Notan: Pencil and eraser Sharp Scissors Several sheets of different colored papers (be sure to have sets of light and dark colors) Glue stick Alebrije: Large heavyweight paper for painting Pencil and eraser Oil pastels or crayons (If using oil pastels, be sure they are not the water soluble oil pastels that wash up easily with water, but also smudge and run with water.) Watercolor paint Water paintbrushes Past Projects: Design a Shoe: Drawing paper Pencil and eraser Colored pencils Symmetric Name Insects: Sheet of copy paper Pencil and eraser Sharpie Crayons, markers, or colored pencils Motivational Art: Piece of white paper (large is fun but regular sized works well too) Pencil and eraser Crayons, markers, or colored pencils Optional if you have them: Geometric shape stencils (circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, octagon, stars, crescent, etc) Winter Landscape with Northern Lights (Part 1 of 2): 1 Sheet of heavy weight paper for painting Blue tempera paint (blue watercolor paint can work) Small cup with around 2 Tablespoons water (we will mix paint into the cup of water) Paintbrush Piece of plastic wrap or thin plastic of a shopping bag cut about 1-2” longer and wider than the paint paper 2 Sheets of black construction paper the same size as the above paint paper Chalk pastels Damp rag to wipe hands and table Complete your Winter Landscape with Northern Lights and add Polar animals (Part 2 of 2): Blue painted paper from last week Black paper with chalk Northern Lights from last week Scraps of white paper Pencil and eraser Colored pencils (especially black, brown, and yellow or orange) Scissors White glue Optional: Chalk pastels and damp rag to wipe your hands Land of Lines: Large piece of white construction paper cut in half the long way (bring both halves, but don’t tape them together yet) Pencil and eraser Colored pencils Tape Radial Symmetry Mandala: Large heavyweight paper cut into a circle about the size of a large pizza (the not shiny side of poster board can work but something a little lighter weight and easier to fold is better) Tempera paint (artist or craft acrylic paint can work, but is messier.) Cups, tray, or pallette for paint Water container in which to wash brushes between colors Paint brushes (it is best to have at least one medium brush and one super skinny brush) Monochromatic Portraits: Half sheet of drawing paper Pencil and eraser ONE color but all the shades and varieties you have of that color in crayons, markers, AND colored pencils
55 minutes per class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Ms. Hilary (Masters in Art Education)
Lives in the United States
Hello! I’m Ms. Hilary, and I am a teaching artist. I love art and sharing my passion for art with others.
18 total reviews
25 completed classes

About Me

During art classes, we will explore a variety of art skills using a variety of mediums. We will also learn about artists and their artwork. As a curious life-long learner I weave science, social studies, math, and cultural connections into art... 
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