Intro to Art: Art With Ms. Amy: Certified Teacher in Art

Art for young artists! In this eight week course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of art making processes. Artist and Educator, Amy Pollman (MED) creates dynamic weekly art projects involving drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, culture and history
Ms. Amy
222 total reviews for this teacher
55 reviews for this class
Completed by 187 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Oct 31 (8 weeks)
7:30pm - 8:25pm

Wed Sep 14

Sep 14 - Nov 2 (8 weeks)
5pm - 5:55pm

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Class Experience

- cutting safely with scissors
- how to glue carefully
- how to follow instructions
- how to problem solve
- how to blend colors
- how to paint with watercolor 
- how to draw lines
- how to create original artworks
- to learn about history, artist, and culture

In addition to being a world traveled artist and educator, Amy Pollman has a MFA and MED in Art Education. She is a certified Visual Arts Teacher K-12 from the Ohio Department of Education. Currently she is a University Mentor of Art Education at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She recently returned from China where she was teaching Art as a method of language development. For the past twenty years, she has taught students all over the world from Kindergarten to College. She is knowledgeable, resourceful, passionate about art making. Ms. Pollman says "I consider an arts focused education to be paramount in creating innovative and self aware individuals of the future." You can find out more about Amy Pollman
Learners will have the option to complete their project after class and are encourage to bring it to the next class to share what they made. They can post their projects in the classroom as a virtual gallery will grow throughout the weeks. 
(Not all materials are needed for each class. Not all materials are needed for each section. I will post the materials needed for each week 1 week before class begins) 

1 package of construction paper
1 box of crayons
2 glue sticks
1 pair of kids scissors
1 tray of at least 8 watercolors 
1 small watercolor brush
1 medium watercolor brush
1 large watercolor brush
1 order of model magic-
Card stock or watercolor paper 
1 set of markers with black 
2 pencils and erasers
1 cup for paint water 
1 paint shirt
large paint brush
assortment of collected leaves from outside- for Oct start date
a handful of Q-tips- for Oct start date
a set of oil pastels-
multicolor tissue paper-
-tempera, acrylic, or poster paint set
-paint brushes
-paint palette
-plastic straws 

(If parents need amazon links to the above supplies, I am happy to provide.)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Ms. Amy Pollman is certified Visual Arts Instructor K-12, as such if you desire assessment for your learner, such can be arranged. Otherwise this course is self assessed. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class can be messy. Please be advised that your learner needs a studio friendly space to work in studio friendly clothing. We will use glue sticks and scissors. Please be sure you are giving your child children's scissors to work with so they do not harm themselves accidentally. Safety first in the classroom : ) it is helpful to place the learner close to  the camera so they may hold their work up to the camera when they want to share. If at all possible, please avoid placing your learner in front of a window or light source. This will make it difficult to see them and their artwork which is so important for feedback. My classroom is inclusive and diversity supported and we touch on all culture and holidays from a secular point of view. Occasionally and briefly the human body (as bodies are beautiful and everyone has one) will be shown as an example of artist work. Let me know if you have any questions about these elements of the class. 
The teacher will provide any and all additional resources. 


Ms. Amy
Lives in the United States
M.Ed, MFA, Certified in Visual Art (K-12)
222 total reviews
165 completed classes

About Me

“The true purpose of arts education is… to create more complete human beings who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, who can lead productive lives.” – Kelly Pollack. I am an experienced and certified Artist and Educator who is from... 
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