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Sketchbook Making & Artist Trading Cards for Teens: Drawing, Painting, Collage

A weekly course for art students looking to further develop their creativity, explore different mediums, construct their own art sketchbooks and artist trading cards (ATCs), and relax and socialize with other art students.
55 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 Aug 22

Meets Once per week
8pm - 8:55pm
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

The National Core Arts Standards are embedded into our weekly art club classes.
Visual Arts/Creating

Process Component: Investigate, Plan, Make
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
Essential Question: What conditions, attitudes, and behaviors support creativity and innovative thinking? What factors prevent or encourage people to take creative risks? How does collaboration expand the creative process?
Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.
Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

Process Component: Investigate
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and art-making approaches.
Essential Question: How do artists work? How do artists and designers determine whether a particular direction in their work is effective? How do artists and designers learn from trial and error?
Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.
Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.

Process Component: Investigate
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Artists and designers balance experimentation and safety, freedom and responsibility while developing and creating artworks.
Essential Question: How do artists and designers care for & maintain materials, tools, & equipment? Why is it important for safety & health to understand & follow correct procedures in handling materials & tools? What responsibilities come with the freedom to create?
Demonstrate awareness of ethical responsibility to oneself and others when posting and sharing images and other materials through the Internet, social media, and other communication formats.
Demonstrate awareness of practices, issues, and ethics of appropriation, fair use, copyright, open source, and creative commons as they apply to creating works of art and design.

Process Component: Reflect, Refine, Continue
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Artist and designers develop excellence through practice and constructive critique, reflecting on, revising, and refining work over time.
Essential Question: What role does persistence play in revising, refining, and developing work? How do artists grow and become accomplished in art forms? How does collaboratively reflecting on a work help us experience it more completely?
Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.
Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.
I am a veteran public school middle and high school art teacher of 16+ years who is moving from public school to online education. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture with a minor in Art History and a sub-concentration in Painting and Studio Arts. I have a Master of Education in Art Education and am currently certified to teach Pre-K through Grade 12. I have taught Art Clubs and Digital Art & Computer Coding Clubs for over a decade.
Students may create artwork independently outside of the art club, but it is not a requirement.
As an art student, you may already have these supplies at home. There may be some materials that may need to be purchased, so I have detailed the materials required for each class up in the class description. Material list: Pencil Eraser Drawing paper (Copy paper may be used in a pinch) Colored paper for book covers (construction, colored copy paper, wrapping paper, decorative paper) Cardboard (thin, cereal or food boxes work for book covers) Colored pencils Watercolor paint set with a paint brush Watercolor paper or thicker drawing paper Scissors Glue stick white glue in a bottle ruler Scrap papers, old magazines, or fabrics for collage Cardstock, index cards, or thick paper for cards or pre-cut Artist Trading Cards from Blick Arts Store about $5 (link will be posted in the classroom) About 24" of ribbon or string to fasten the books closed. Oil pastels - optional
Students are encouraged to keep their artwork as a collection in a safe place, also known as an art portfolio. Students are also encouraged to take photographs of their artworks for posting in the Art Club classroom.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Paint and water can damage electronics, so please make sure to push electronics away from the painting area and cover the painting area with newspaper, cardboard, or paper to protect your desk. 
Scissors may be used for projects.


Ms. Andi Landsbach, BFA, M.Ed. Art Ed, Art PreK-12
Lives in the United States
Exploratory Art & Creativity for your Inner & Outer Worlds
1 completed class

About Me

My guiding principle in designing art curricula, units, and lessons has been to provide opportunities for students to learn about themselves, their world, and the universe through creativity and art. This is what Artists do and I see each student... 
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