Arts

Pirate School's Dangerous Drawings: Snakes, Ships, Sharks & Sea-Monsters!

This is the One-Time version of our uncommonly popular Art class! Each week, kids ages 5-9 expand their creativity and develop their drawing skills all while playing pirate with a REAL pirate. Great for Homeschoolers or after-school fun.
93 total reviews for this teacher
29 reviews for this class
Completed by 69 learners
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Class

60 minutes

per class

Meets once

5-9

year olds

4-11

learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Description

Class Experience

With emphasis on working at their own skill-level and pace, students will develop their artistic abilities through the exploration of line, shading techniques, perspective, observation and listening skills. Students will be introduced to concepts of 3-dimensional perspective, composition and scale.
Mr. David has been doing art since he was a child, growing up in a home that was part painting studio, jewelry workshop and sculpture studio as his mother is an artist. 
His first figurative drawing class was at 10 year old with real human models and he went to a after-school arts camp for 6 years forming the basis of a life immersed in the Arts. For decades, Mr. David creates his own outlandish theatrical props, hand-wrought treasure maps and detailed backdrops for his shows. Please see Teacher Intro video for examples.
No homework required, however student are encouraged to pursue their new-found skills beyond class.  Learners and Parents are encouraged to explore pictures of old maps and globes to discover the fantastical creatures mapmakers envisioned for themselves.
Plenty of paper at least 8.5 x 11 (loose or in a bound sketch book or notebook).
Selection of pencils, colored pencils, crayons. 
If you have pastels or wide wax crayon-blocks all the better, but optional.
Access to a Globe or Map of the World is helpful but not required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessments of a Learners progress and class experience are available upon request from the Parent.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please rest assured, it is clear that pirates, corsairs and brigands of the "Golden Age of the Pirate" (1680-1750) were bad actors. In my work, I wholly side-step the grim historical realities and am entirely steeped in the family-friendly, mythical Hollywood stereotype of pirates we all know and love (Think Peter Pan/Captain Hook, Errol Flynn, Disney and Daffy Duck). I will not be discussing any sensitive topics of this time period such as the conquest of the New World, exploitation of indigenous peoples, geo-political unrest, slavery, or any violence in detail. I will, however, at appropriate times need to contextualize why ships carried cannon and people carried swords, spears, arrows and firearms.  As a parent of a school-age child myself, I will use my best judgement to be as informative and as discrete as possible.  
As reference during each class, we will be using images of historical maps, charts, etchings and paintings from the Age of Discovery and Exploration (@ 1400-1800's ). We will also scrutinize images from the internet of the days subject animals and objects as reference points. 

Teacher

David Engel
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Professor Bones, bumbling buccaneer and Headmaster of Pirate School!
93 total reviews
52 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to "Pirate School!" My name is David Engel (a.k.a Professor Bones, esq).

I believe laughter helps kids learn, and most importantly, it helps them retain what they learn. 
 
ARTS IN EDUCATION FROM BIG STAGE TO LITTLE SCREEN:
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