Level: Form II (4th–6th grades)
Subject(s): Art/Art Appreciation
With Mrs. Cook, students will explore a variety of art media and techniques and deepen their understanding of the elements of design as they respond to historical master artists with their own original work. Each week, students will learn a new visual art technique and create original imaginative work with a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, and tempera paints, ink, pastel, crayon, metal, and clay. They will come to understand the elements of design through practice. Students will evaluate their own work based on simple rubrics, and seek to improve as they are able. Students will also have the opportunity to present and share completed artwork outside of class on their own.
During the first semester, students will practice different ways of making landscapes while learning from masters such as daVinci and Van Gogh. During the second semester, students will practice painting from different perspectives to understand the difficulties artists like Michaelangelo faced when creating beautiful work for God.
Supplies Fee: $55 for BHSC-purchased supplies including over 30 art supplies such as matt board, fine point markers, card stock, mod podge gloss, construction paper, stretched canvas, artist panels, drawing and tracing paper, clay, shellac, wood bases and plaques, sculpture wire, carving tools, gesso, sandpaper, art prints for classroom display and discussion, and more!
Families provide acrylic paint set and pallet, Marie’s Water mixable oil paint set, a good quality watercolor paint set such as the Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box (can be the same set as used in Nature Journaling), flat brushes, round brushes, and an apron or smock.