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Hands-On Art History (Ongoing): Learn the Lives & Styles of 15 Famous Artists

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Nicole Grimm: Teacher/Artist/Lawyer/Author
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(23)
In this exciting, hands-on art history class, learners will get to know a different famous artist each week, learn some fascinating facts about their lives, and create an inspired art project in their signature style.

Class experience

This class is taught in English.
This class supports beginning art, history, art history, and art appreciation, among other disciplines. Throughout the course, students will learn to identify the artist behind the work (even younger elementary students will be excited to identify Seurat's pointillism, Matisse's cutouts and Van Gogh's impasto brushstrokes) and remember key facts about their lives that are fun to share and helpful to know. Students will also learn how to implement these famous artists' styles in their artwork inside and outside of class.  
All classes will require art paper (sturdy, multimedia art paper is best but copy paper will also work), a pencil, an eraser, and a black marker/Sharpie. The projects for each week are listed below, along with any additional supplies needed:

Week of November 13th: Edward Hopper / Lonely Lighthouse Watercolor & Oil Pastel  (watercolor paper, watercolors, watercolor brushes, oil pastels)

Week of November 20th: Frieda Kahlo / Self-Portraits  (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Week of November 27th: Leonardo da Vinci / Mona Lisa Sketch  (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Week of December 4th: Georgia O'Keeffe / Blended Oil Pastel Macro-Flowers (oil pastels)

Week of December 11th: Jackson Pollock / Abstract Expressionism Splatter Painting (paints in various colors, various interesting tools to flick, drip, or splatter paint, e.g., stiff paintbrushes, sticks, whisk, basting brush, etc., extra large paper if desired) 

Week of December 18th: No Class / Winter Break  

Week of December 25th: No Class / Winter Break  

Class on January 3rd: Marc Chagall / Surrealist World (watercolor paper, watercolor paint, watercolor brushes, crayons) 

Class on January 10th: Romare Bearden / Musician Silhouette (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Class January 17th: Laurel Burch / Metallic Burch Cat (black paper, metallic markers)

*No class January 24th* 

Wednesday, January 31st: Charles Demuth / Inspired Version of "Figure 5 in Gold" (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Wednesday, February 7th: Alma Woodsey / Woodsey Dashed Circles (flat paint brush, paint of various colors)

Wednesday, February 14th: Joan Miro / Abstract Line Figure (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Wednesday, February 21st: George Rodrigue / Blue Dog (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Wednesday, February 28th: Amedeo Modigliani / Long-Necked Self Portrait (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Wednesday, March 6th: Keith Haring / Simple Figure Pop Art (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Wednesday, March 13th: Nate Williams / Personal Passions Self Portrait  (watercolor paper, crayons, watercoloring paint and brush(es))

Wednesday, March 20th: Romero Britto / Colorful Britto Cat (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Wednesday, March 27th: Wassily Kandinsky / Mini-Canvas Abstract (mini canvas, markers of various colors) 

Wednesday, April 3rd: Robert Delaunay / Delaunay Abstract Circles (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Wednesday, April 10th: Wayne Thiebaud / Ice Cream Cones (any coloring supplies your learner desires, e.g., oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.) 

Wednesday, April 17th: Mary Cassatt / Mother and Child Drawing (colored pencils, chalk pastels or crayons) 

Wednesday, April 24th: Henri Rousseau / Tiger Drawing (watercolor paper, crayons, watercoloring paint and brush(es))

Wednesday, May 1st: Roy Lichtenstein / Dotted Pop Art (bright markers including primary colors) 

Wednesday, May 8th:  Rene Magritte / Sponge Painted Bird Art (extra piece of paper, sponge for painting, large paintbrush for covering large area, blue-toned paints) 

Wednesday, May 15th: Katsushika Hokusai / The Great Wave off Kanagawa (oil pastels) 

Wednesday, May 22nd: Grandma Moses / Inspired Landscape Drawing/Painting (any coloring supplies your learner desires, but colored pencils/crayons, watercolor or regular paint is suggested) 
Each week, we will view multiple original works by the spotlight artist. Where it is enlightening, we will also read direct quotes by those artists about their lives, philosophy and/or works. Lastly, I may sometimes reference some excellent biographical books, including "Artists: Inspiring Stories of Their Lives and Works" by Susie Hodge. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(23)
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Group Class

$15

weekly
1x per week
55 min

Completed by 29 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
4-12 learners per class

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