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Studio Art Summer Camp: Art Concepts + Fun Projects W/ Materials of Your Choice

Laney Kosarek: K-12 Art Certified/M.Ed
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Join me for this full curriculum studio art camp, where we’ll learn about art concepts like famous artists, techniques, and then create projects using crafting materials of your choice (paint, clay, etc). Neurodivergent learners welcome!

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
  • 1. Creativity: Foster creativity and self-expression through a variety of painting projects inspired by different themes, styles, and techniques. 2. Technique Development: Develop fundamental painting techniques such as brushwork, blending, layering, and composition, building a strong foundation for artistic growth. 3. Artistic Exploration: Encourage exploration and experimentation with various painting mediums and materials, including acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and more. 4. Art History Appreciation: Introduce children to the rich history of art, exploring famous artists, art movements, and masterpieces from around the world. 5. Critical Thinking: Stimulate critical thinking skills by encouraging children to analyze and interpret artworks, make connections between art and culture, and express their ideas and emotions through painting. 6. Fine Motor Skills: Enhance fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination through the process of painting, drawing, and manipulating art tools and materials. 7. Confidence Building: Build children's confidence and self-esteem as they see their ideas come to life on the canvas, fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment in their artistic abilities. 8. Collaboration and Communication: Promote collaboration and communication skills through group discussions, sharing of ideas, and peer feedback sessions during art-making activities.
*Master's Degree in Education from Saginaw Valley State University, specializing in curriculum development and brain research in the classroom.
*K-12 Art Endorsement from Saginaw Valley State University, emphasizing art pedagogy and creative expression.
*Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Oakland University, with certification in K-6 self-contained all subjects and Jr. High Language Arts/Math, fostering a well-rounded approach to teaching.
*Certified Yoga/Meditation Instructor and Therapeutic Art Life Coach with over 200 teacher training hours accredited by Yoga Alliance, Place of Bliss Academy, Primo Learn, and Transformation Academy, integrating holistic wellness practices into the educational experience.

*26 Years of Teaching Experience in public school settings, providing rich and diverse learning opportunities for students across various grade levels.
*Expertise in Differentiated Instruction: Proficient in catering to the needs of both accelerated learners and students with unique learning requirements, fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment.
*Commitment to Professional Growth: Continuously pursuing professional development opportunities to stay updated on innovative teaching methodologies and enriching experiences that enhance students' artistic and social development.
Homework Offered
The only homework a student may have is to finish the project and bring it next week to share.
Assessments Offered
🌸 I am always pleased to provide letters of recommendation or detailed portfolio summaries upon request, including a comprehensive overview of class content and a progress report reflecting the student's achievements and development throughout their time in the course.
Grades Offered
Letter grades are only given if the parent makes a request. The role a grade plays in my class is to promote positivity to build student confidence.
* Individualized Support, Clear Expectations, Encouragement of Creativity
🎨 General Supplies to consider: Pencil, Eraser, Sharpie Marker & something to add color to your masterpiece like paint/crayons/markers. 

🎨 Special Week Items: Construction Paper, Junk Mail, Scissors, Glue, Clay, Yarn, Oil Pastels (I'll give you a heads up on these weeks in case you would like to participate, but there will always be a drawing option in case you are not able to get these materials)

With any art supplies, you'll be well-equipped to unleash your creativity and bring your artistic vision to life!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I prioritize ensuring that all content and materials presented are age-appropriate and suitable for young learners, meticulously reviewing and screening videos to avoid any content that may be deemed inappropriate.
Paul Klee- https://youtu.be/Nq9oBYgkxaw
Animal Mosaics- https://youtu.be/uKb6BA1uAyg
Claude Monet- https://youtu.be/Ror9hsf1Ryc
Clay- https://youtu.be/s_EW0SIqdOY
❤️ Below, you'll find a variety of clips that show the types of videos I may incorporate into our lessons to enhance instruction and facilitate learning:
Paul Klee- https://youtu.be/Nq9oBYgkxaw
Animal Mosaics- https://youtu.be/uKb6BA1uAyg
Claude Monet- https://youtu.be/Ror9hsf1Ryc
Clay- https://youtu.be/s_EW0SIqdOY
Joined January, 2021
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education
Michigan Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education

🌺 Hey there, lovely artists! I'm Mrs. K, your art-loving guide to a world of creativity and joy!

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Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 13 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
1-6 learners per class

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