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Watercolor Explorers Club: Weekly Painting Lesson, Small Group

Ms. Amy, Art Teacher
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(462)
Explore the exciting world of watercolor & mixed media in this interactive art class. Draw & paint a new masterpiece each week. Join anytime, stay as long as you like. Small group setting of 6 or less. Beginners warmly welcomed.

Class experience

US Grade 1 - 4
Beginner Level
Learners will become more confident using a variety of art mediums while creating a beautiful work of art.  Color theory will be introduced.  Learners will also learn how to incorporate the elements of art and principles of design into their own artworks.

The Elements of Art: Texture, Space, Shape, Color, Line, Value, Form
The Principles of Design: Balance, Unity, Emphasis, Rhythm, Movement, Pattern, Contrast
I have been an art educator for over 25 years.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in Art Education (K-12) from the University of Central Oklahoma.  I have taught in public schools, private schools, as well as homeschool co-op groups and private lessons.  I am an Outschool ACE Educator and have been teaching on the Outschool platform since August of 2021.  
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Learners that are in this class for several weeks are welcome to create a portfolio of their artworks. I suggest a binder with clear plastic sleeves to slide the work into. It's rewarding to see the progress made as learners develop new skills and become confident artists.
Grades Offered
I'm dedicated to tailoring my approach to accommodate the individual needs of each learner, ensuring a supportive and inclusive environment for all.
REQUIRED SUPPLY LIST:  (we will use all or most of these art mediums each week)

*Watercolor paper, at least 90lbs (any size)  *painting demonstration is on 9x12 watercolor paper
*Watercolor paints (tray or tubes) 
*Paintbrushes: 1” flat brush & small round brush (fine tip)
*Plastic mixing surface to mix watercolor paints (lid, plastic plate, etc.)
*Crayons or oil pastels (We use a WHITE crayon/oil pastel often!)
*Black fine tip PERMANENT marker (or a MICRON PEN)
*A pack of WATER-BASED markers (Crayola classic 10 pack is great) 
*Cup of water
*Salt (We will use salt approximately once a month, usually for snow or texture in the ocean)
*Ruler (or straight edge)

**Students are welcome to add to this supply list.  I am happy to help them incorporate their favorite art mediums to their projects.
Additional supplies could include: additional paint brushes, chalk pastels, artist watercolor tape, colored pencils, gouache paint, etc.....

**If your learner doesn't have all of the supplies, I'll do my best to work with what you have available.

**Cardstock and regular printer paper will not work for this class due to the amount of water we use.

**I often get asked what is my favorite brand of watercolor paints for learners; It is PRANG Semi-Moist, tray of 8 or 16. (Amazon-price around $2.99)
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(462)
Hello Outschool Artists & Parents! 

My name is Amy Bartley; I'm an enthusiastic art educator. I have been an art instructor for over 25 years, and have been teaching on the Outschool platform since August of 2021.  I hold a bachelor's degree in... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 240 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-10
2-6 learners per class

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