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Introduction to Art (Homeschool) (Semester 2)

Karmen Paterson, B.S. Ag & Environmental Science
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(659)
Introduction to art for homeschool students. A continued creative journey focusing on building individual technical skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media collage.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Students will be able to demonstrate artistic techniques using a variety of mediums. Students will conceptualization their art projects from start to finish, follow through with their concept by planning and executing a completed project.
I have a Degree in Graphic Design, a Bachelor of Science, and over 20 years of working experience in art and graphic design including being the CEO of Little Daisy Media.  I believe that the art of graphic design, or at the very least an appreciation for that art, is something that everyone should practice.  Graphic design floods our visual perception everywhere, from the products we buy to the advertisements we are exposed to.  I want to share my knowledge of graphic design so that kids understand the basic elements and can build on that to become creative critical thinkers.
Homework Offered
Students will submit in the classroom throughout the week: 1. Art Project Planning sketches 2. Art Creation Assignment *Students are given the week to complete these assignments to allow time for thoughtful analysis and creation as well as to exercise their time-management skills.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Looking for High School Art credit? This class counts as one semester of high school art. Please reach out to me for specific assessment needs. Class assessments are based on the following: class participation time management and timeliness of submissions students' displayed understanding of the weekly topic through Art Critique, and Art Project submissions Assessments will be based on a 0-5 scale rating.
Grades Offered
 2 files available upon enrollment
For all weeks: a sketchbook and drawing pencils Week 1 White drawing paper drawing pencils eraser optional: blending tool access to anatomical examples of hands Week 2 India ink in sepia mixed media paper water paintbrushes calligraphy pens & nips or drawing pens pencils eraser (kneaded works best) paper towels arrangement of objects for a still life Week 3 White mixed media paper soft (chalk) pastels white correction pen graphite pencil tissues for rubbing Week 4 mixed media paper pencils oil pastels graphite paper toothpicks/skewers printable (provided in the classroom) Week 5 watercolor paper liquid white glue watercolor paint paintbrushes Week 6 watercolor paper pencils drawing pens watercolor paint water paintbrushes rag reference image (provided in the classroom) Week 7 Large canvas acrylic paints paintbrushes rag reference image (provided in the classroom) Week 8 Large canvas acylic paint paintbrushes rag Week 9 Air dry clay or low fire clay like cone 04-06* small cup of water rolling pins paper doilies or similar textural elements (i.e. wicker basket, textured placemat, pebble sidewalk, etc.) wooden skewers plastic knife or clay working tools Week 10 Air dry clay or low fire clay like cone 04-06* small cup of water rolling pins wooden skewers plastic knife or clay working tools posterboard tape ruler scissors Week 11 Newspaper - cut into strips white glue water old container for glue mixture acrylic paint paintbrushes masking tape scissors elements to make an armature (i.e. cardboard, balloons, paper towel roll, chicken wire, wadded up newspaper, aluminum foil, etc.) Week 12 Recyclable materials (i.e. plastic bottles, aluminum cans, plastic ware, chipped or broken dishes, egg cartons, old CD's, broken jewelry, etc.) Large box lid (~9x11) hot glue acrylic paint (1 color) paintbrush Week 13 Large mixed media paper paint paintbrushes scissors ruler glue magazines cardboard (2 large pieces ~ 8x10 or larger) pencil black fine tip permanent marker Week 14 Large brown paper White chalk India ink Wide paintbrush Cup of water Acrylic paint Paintbrushes Black fine tip marker Paper towels Week 15 Black mixed media paper colorful paper pencil scissors and/or X-acto knife glue black fine tip permanent marker Week 16 Large mixed media paper colored pencils colorful paper pens scissors glue black fine tip permanent marker circle template Printable (provided in classroom)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(659)
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My name is Karmen Paterson and I am an online educator in art, graphic design, and early science. I have an Associate's of Art in Graphic Design, and Associates of Science in Economics, and a Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural... 
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weekly or $320 for 16 classes
1x per week, 16 weeks
55 min

Completed by 22 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-12 learners per class

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