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How to Make Art Like the Masters, a Beginner's Guide for Kids

In this 13 week ongoing course, students will learn the elements and principles of design and all the tools they will need to become a successful artist.
Carly Wiersma - Certified Art Educator
27 total reviews for this teacher
New class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Mon Sep 5

Meets Once per week
1am - 1:50am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Mon Sep 5

Meets Once per week
6pm - 6:50pm

Next on Tue Sep 6

Meets Once per week
9pm - 9:50pm

Next on Sat Sep 10

Meets Once per week
12am - 12:50am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will learn all about the elements and principles of design
Students will learn how to draw using basic lines and simple shapes
Students will learn a variety of techniques for different mediums
I have gone to school for art education and have obtained my teaching degree via Grand Valley State University and have been certified for art education for grades young five through twelfth grade. I specialize in integrating general curriculum subject matter such as art, English, science, social studies and history into my lesson plans to ensure the homeschool population gets ample opportunity to meet minimum state standards while learning how to draw and having fun. 
All general announcements, including any materials needed for the upcoming week will be posted on the Outschool classroom messaging board no later than Sunday morning.  All I ask for homework is that your student comes prepared with all necessary materials and is ready to learn. 
MATERIALS Not all of these materials are needed for the first week of class. Any brainstorming activities and necessary materials for the current week's project will be announced no later than the Sunday before class starts. DRAWING PROJECTS Drawing Paper Drawing Pencils Colored Pencils Colored Markers Black Pen Rulers Sharpies OIL PASTEL PROJECTS Oil Pastels Black Paper WATERCOLOR PROJECTS Watercolor Brushes Watercolor Paint Watercolor Paper Waterproof Ink Pen PAINTING PROJECTS Acrylic or Tempura Paint Paintbrushes COLLAGE PROJECTS Construction Paper White School Glue Kid Friendly Scissors
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will play different games and have trivia sessions that will allow me to assess your students knowledge in a fun and interactive manner.  These activities may use features like annotation in order to encourage your student to circle examples of any elements or principles of design being taught while other times they may be asked to use their reaction buttons to answer questions that are in a multiple choice format. 
50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
There will be times where we will be using scissors, so if your child has issues handling scissors due to motor skill limitation or has a tendency to be careless with sharp things then please be present for those types of projects to ensure your child is practicing safe behaviors with the materials needed for that course. 

Sometimes we will be using YouTube and the share screen option for class games and presentations but no accounts will be necessary for these activities. 
Sometimes we will be using YouTube and the share screen option for class games and presentations but no accounts will be necessary for these activities. 


Carly Wiersma - Certified Art Educator
Lives in the United States
Artist I Writer I Educator
27 total reviews
48 completed classes

About Me


I am a stay at home mom with a passion for art, music and language. I have a bachelors in Art education and a secondary education minor in English. I have been a working with students since 2013 and have been an art teacher since 2014. My... 
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