Art, Knitting, Photography


Art, Music, and Movement - Instructor:  Mrs. Sandy Stauner  and Mrs. Ozment -Ages 3 to 5

Children will discover "the joy of Art" as they are introduced to a variety of art and art activities.  These activities are designed to encourage development of artistic vision and creative expressions through art, music and creative dramatic play.  Discover the excitement of paints, clay, collage, pastels and other media.

Through music we'll swing and sway jump and jiggle to new songs and old favorites. While wiggling and jiggling we' be learning about the instruments in an orchestra and other musical instruments that create beautiful music and rhythm. 

All children have the potential core creative expression.  The creative art, music and movement class provides the opportunity for this potential to develop.  We encourage the children to verbalize about their paintings, other art activities and other art expressions.  Talking about their work seems to give them greater confidence as each artistic activity requires original thinking planning and doing.

Child art has a distinct charm of its' own as the child expres their feelings.  Students must bring a water bottle  to class each week.


Beginning Knitting/ PICK-A-PROJECT – Instructor: Mrs. Russ, Grades 4-12,  Adults Welcome!

Brush up on knitting skills or LEARN how to knit for the first time – students are encouraged to pick their own project.

Plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. A comprehensive knitting book will be available for purchase through HERO for help outside of the classroom. New skills will be introduced and discussed, then demonstrated. A charity project will be included for all students at a beginner level with donated yarns and a pattern.

The instructor has successfully passed the Knitting Guild Association Master Knitter course and is a seasoned teacher at local yarn shops in the TC area. Additional materials will be purchased by the student after a project is determined. Grading will be based on class participation, working on projects outside of class time, and of course, the finished item. From toys to sweaters - come make something really fun! This is a one semester course.


Art Discovery-Instructor: Mrs. Sandy Stauner -  Grades 1-6

Email: Slanestauner@aol.com

 Students will discover the “Joy of Art” as they are introduced to a variety of art and art activities. “Discovering the Great Artists”, examines the lives, techniques, influences, and styles of famous arts throughout history. We then use the elements of the artist’s work and life to create our own art. “Elements of Art” is a fundamental study of the basic principles of art.  The seven elements of art, color, shape, line ,form ,value ,space and texture will be emphasized as we create our masterpieces. Finally, “Cultural Art” visits techniques, and styles that are particularly interesting, unique, or just fun! Although there are some ideas and art media’s that we will return to from previous years for review, this class is designed so students can take advantage of the class for three years. Students will discover the excitement of paints, clays, collage, pastels, and other creative media and how they are used to enrich the experience. My goal is for students to begin to recognize the ways in which various works of art attempt to convey emotion or tell a story, and for them to understand the many ways artistic ideas can be expressed. The emphasis is on the process of making art rather than the final art piece.

Target audience…. Grades ..1/2…3/4…5/6

Supplies:

(Although we wear paint shirts, your child may still get messy. Please dress for “mess” for this class)

·         2 White Shirts in Ziploc Bag

·         Paint Shirt in Ziploc Bag

·         Permanent Markers, Multi-Color (most students like Sharpies)

·         1 Ultra Fine and 1 Fine Point Black Sharpie

·         Scissors

·         #2 Pencils

·         Canson140lb. Watercolor Tablet (9x12)

·         Canson140lb Watercolor Tablet (11x14)

·         Folder for art work and hand outs

·         Sketchbook 9x12, (heavy weight 60lbs or heavier)

·         4 Glue Sticks and 1 Bottle Liquid School Glue

·         10 pk Taklon or Nylon brushed

 *In addition, there will be a $10 material fee each semester for additional paper, paints, clay etc.


Art Around the World- Instructor: Mrs. Sandy Stauner - Grades 1-3 and 3-6

 This is a three-year rotation for grades

Using Geography as our guide, we will travel around the globe creating art works of different countries and cultures.   We will be discovering art history, artists, and art appreciation. Combining Art and Geography will allow a deeper understanding of the people of the world, how they live andenable us to make a cultural connection.

After a brief introduction to the elements of art we will begin our trek around the world and create exciting art masterpieces to document our journey! Our adventure will take us to Europe..Egypt..Tanzania..Russia..India..Morocco..and so many other countries!  We’ll travel to  Africa to create masks..China to explore papercutting..Japan for sumi-e ink painting..and a host of other places in the world to create their cultural art.

With over 100+ art adventures this class is designed to be taken 3 years to cover a vast portion of the globe. Come and join the fun in this exciting art adventure.

Our art projects will use many art mediums, providing an opportunity to explore clay, paints, papers, inks, etc. to bring our art to life. While making a cultural connection with the artists and countries we visit and learning the 7 Elements of Art on our journey our universe will become broader as we discover Art Around the World!        

         Supply List

·         2 White Shirts in Ziploc Bag

Pkg..10 Taklon or Nylon brushes

·         Permanent Markers, Multi-Color (most students like Sharpies)

·         1 Ultra Fine and 1 Fine Point Black Sharpie

·         Scissors

·         #2 Pencils…4 glue sticks..1 bottle school glue

·         Canson140lb. Watercolor Tablet (9x12)

·         Canson140lb Watercolor Tablet (11x14)

·         Folder for art work and hand outs

·         Sketchbook 9x12, (heavy weight 60lbs or heavier


Ceramics - Instructor: Ms. Sandy - Grades K-12, adults welcome

Ceramic Art is an art class using ceramic bisque projects as the three dimensional canvas.  Students will explore their creativity with several different paint mediums and techniques. The first three weeks of the semester we will be using class to create the three basic elements of clay building: pinch, coil, and slab. Sculpting and tile making are projects that conclude our clay building unit. The remainder of our semester, we will be studying the color wheel, brush care, "creating great space", working with several paint finishes, and have a huge selection of ceramic projects to work on.  This ceramic art class is not just "paint and take."  All basic skills and paint mediums can be used as background for any art class. Students learn how to clean green ware, under glaze, and glaze their projects to prepare for firing.  Students will be required to pay the instructor for their individual ceramic pieces.  Prices vary from $.50-$5.00 item.  Prices include green ware firing.   You should budget $60/semester for the cost of green ware projects. There will be an art show in the spring. There will be an art show in the spring. Students will be expected to participate in it with a minimum of one piece.

Supply list:  1 plastic box with lid to carry supplies and finished pieces, at least 14 x 11 and 6 in. deep, 1 old white or light colored bath towel to protect the surface the student works on, 1 hand towel, 2 small plastic containers for water (sour cream or yogurt containers), aluminum foil to be used for paint palette, 1 paint shirt, 1 gallon size Ziploc bag, paint brushes (must be Taklon or nylon) ranging in size from 3/4 " to 1" wide as the largest and small fine tipped detail brushes (00 size).


Introduction to Watercolors - Instructor: Mrs. Krueger - Grades 3 - 6

This watercolor class is specifically designed for elementary students grades 3-6. Students will paint with "real"watercolors and create beautiful and unique paintings, all with a specific purpose. Students will also practice and sharpen their drawing skills, as every composition starts with a pencil drawing. We will explore landscapes, seascapes, animals, flowers reflections, and so much more!! All compositions are chosen by instructor.

Please make sure you purchase all the supplies, and specifically watercolor paper. All these supplies can be purchased at Michael's

Supplies:
*11x14  pad watercolor paper- please purchase watercolor paper
*3-4 quality round watercolor or mixed media brushes.
*Roll of paper towels or keep them folded.
*Paint pallet with cover
*Water container that holds 8 ounces or more
*Pencil
*Eraser
* Liquid Watercolors, in tubes. Set of 8 or more.


Famous Artists - Instructor: Mrs. Krueger - Grades 2-5

Students will learn about famous artists throughout history.  Each week students will create an artwork, drawing or painting in the "style" of

a particular artist. We will have fun learning the history and style of each artist.  This fast paced class will experiment with a variety of mediums and subject matter.

A few of the artists we will explore the life and history are of: Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Winslow Homer, and Picasso.

No textbook is required for this course.

Supplies needed for this course:

11x14 drawing pad

1 package of markers

2-3 fine point black permanent markers

Watercolors

Pencils

Compressed charcoal


Watercolors - Instructor: Mrs. Kueger - Grades 7-12

Welcome to Watercolors! Students will be amazed how quickly they will advance throughout this course. Students will create numerous paintings throughout the year. We start with the basics, yet move into complex techniques.  We start by learning how to work with watercolor, how to mix it and understanding the feel of it. Projects will increase with difficulty throughout the year. They will increase their skill at a fast pace, and will learn so much! A variety of subjects will be painted all chosen by the instructor. Each project builds upon the next.  In order to complete each project, students should be prepared to work outside of class. Students should be prepared with their supplies on the first day of class.  

Supplies for Watercolors:

4-5 Watercolor or mixed media paintbrushes 

Set of Liquid watercolros such as Winsor & Newton, Cotman or Reeves

11x14 Watercolor paper pad

Pallet for mixing with cover

Container for water

Roll of paper towels, or bring them folded

Drawing pencil with eraser


Fun with  Drawing - Instructor: Mrs. Krueger Grades 1-5

In this class you will learn how to draw!  You will learn new techniques during each class.  One main focus of this class will be to draw in the third dimension (3D).  We will learn about foreground, middle ground, and background be creating jungles, landscapes and cityscapes.  You will be able to draw cakes, ice cream sundaes, fish bowls, and fruit all in the third dimension.  We will also go to their civilization and draw Egyptian pyramids, and Greek buildings.  We will even get a little silly and draw crazy hair, flying shoes and hot air balloons.
Shading is very important aspect to drawing.  Not only will you draw with line, but learn to draw by shading.  We will shade using pencils, watercolor, charcoal and pastels.  We will even explore negative and positive space by creating unique pieces of artwork. 

Supplies for Fun with Drawing: Crayola watercolor paints, 2-3 fine Sharpie permanent markers, Pencils and erasers


Drawing I  - Instructor: Mrs. Krueger - Grades 4-6

Students are not required to purchase a textbook for this class.  The instructor will use a variety of materials and exercises.

This enjoyable fast placed class is designed to give students a basic understanding of a variety of drawing and sketching styles and techniques.  Students will experiment with various mediums

such as charcoal, graphite, colored pencils and chalk pastels.  Students will learn various drawing techniques such as shading, negative space, perspective and depth.  A wide range of subject matter will be covered

including people, good, landscapes, animals and surface drawings.

Supplies needed for this course:

11x14 drawing pad

Drawing pencil package or set

Compressed charcoal

I package chalk pastels

I package colored pencils

I kneaded eraser

1 small box tissues


Advanced Drawing 7-12: Instructor: Mrs. Krueger - Grade 7-12

This is an upper level drawing class for those students to want to push their drawing to the next level.  Students will work with a variety of mediums such as charcoal, graphite, colored pencils and chalk pastels. Numerous topics will be covered such as creating depth, drawing to scale, shading, and perspective.  Student will focus on a variety of subject matters including still life, people, landscapes, drawing textures and surfaces. Surface drawing will be a focus as we study how to draw and shade glass, metal, and cloth.  Weekly assignments will be given.

Supplies needed for the class will be:

11x14 drawing pad

Drawing pencil package or set

Compressed charcoal

I package chalk pastels

I package colored pencils

I kneaded eraser

1 small box tissues


Drawing II - Instructor: Mrs. Krueger - Grades 7-12

No text is required for this course. This class is designed to give students a basic understanding of a variety of drawing and sketching styles and techniques.  Students will experiment with various mediums such as charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, ink, and dry (chalk) pastels and oil pastels.  Student will learn various drawing techniques and concepts such as line art, shading, texturing, perspective, drawing to scale, negative space, color blending, etc. A variety of subject matter will be drawn in this course including still life, people, landscapes and scenery, and animals.
Supplies needed for the course: Please make sure your child's supplies are labeled with their name on them.

Supplies needed for this course:

11x14 drawing pad

Drawing pencil package or set

Compressed charcoal

I package chalk pastels

I package colored pencils

I kneaded eraser

1 small box tissues


Creative Painting- Instructor: Mrs. Kueger - (Grades 8-12) 

Due to low enrollment this class will not be offered first semester 2015-2016.

From the first time they get gooey fingerpaint all over their paper and their faces, children love to paint! This project-based studio class revisits that spontaneous creativity (yes, we do fingerpaint!) while introducing the student to important concepts for making art, not just pretty pictures. The first half uses acrylic paint for projects, and in the second half we use watercolor. The last two weeks we experiment with wax.

This is a one semester class. The class repeats second semester but project content is different, and learning in first semester is reinforced. This is an upper level course; therefore, expect a homework assignment every week. There is a $10 materials fee per semester.

Prerequisite: Some formal experience in drawing very helpful, but not required; the first two weeks of class will provide a drawing primer/refresher, and informal drawing instruction is provided throughout the semester.

Required materials: Spiral bound watercolor paper pad, at least 11” X 14”, watercolor brush round #8 or larger, watercolor brush flat 1” recommended, one set of watercolor primaries as determined in class (no pan paints), Ivory black watercolor paint, white watercolor palette with large mixing wells, old towel or roll of paper towels, two plastic containers with lids (like empty butter, margarine, or cottage cheese containers)


Creative Drawing - Instructor: Mrs. Krueger - (Grades 8-12)

This class is not being offered first semester2015-2016 due to low enrollment.

When you were little you drew everywhere – on the wall, on sidewalks, on the floor. It was magical. The world was your studio and anything could become a tool of artistic expression. Learning the technical side of drawing provided you with the tools and techniques necessary for developing your drawing skills, but did not leave much room for individual expression. This project-based studio class uses technical skills with different media and hands on challenges to discover new drawing approaches, and build creativity and individual expression.

This is a one semester class. The class repeats second semester but project content is different. This is an upper level course; therefore, expect a homework assignment every week. There is a $10 materials fee per semester.

Prerequisite: Drawing I or equivalent experience, or permission of instructor

Required materials: Sketchbook/journal, bound or spiral, with heavy paper, at least 9” X 12”, any graphite drawing tool of choice, black permanent fine line and ultra fine line markers (such as Sharpie), Prang 16 pan watercolor set, #8 watercolor brush, other tools and mediums as announced in class


Painting with Acrylics - Instructor: Mrs. Krueger - (Grades 7-12)

This is a beginner level acrylics class.  We will begin by familiarizing ourselves with the medium. We will start by introducing students to the tools and techniques of acrylics. We will discuss its properties, mixing, brushes, and steps to planning and composing paintings.  Students will create numerous paintings throughout the year. Each painting will increase in difficulty and build upon prior skills. Students will be amazing how quickly they advance in their skills! In order to complete each project, students should be prepared to work on their paintings outside of class. Please be prepared with supplies on the first day of class.  It is necessary to purchase a quality acrylic set.  They can be found at Michaels or at Blick.

Supplies:

Acrylic paint set (in small tubes), purchase at Michaels or at Blick.

4-5 round acrylic or multi-media brushes. They should vary in thickness.

11x14 acrylic or mixed media paper pad

Pallet with cover.

Roll of paper towels, or bring them folded

Container for water

Drawing pencil with eraser


Photography    -  Instructor:  Mrs. Schock Grade 7-12

We will dig in to digital photography.  Learning how to use light and other aspects of your environment to capture great moments and memories.  We will spend a little time on basic knowledge of photography.  Students should be comfortable with a camera (not just a phone) before the class.  We will also be spending time on how to use a camera phone.  One of the best parts of photography is editing your pictures.  We will be touching on different free Apps and computer programs that you can use.  Students do not need a Digital SLR camera, but if you have one to use, it would be helpful.  Please provide some sort of Digital camera for class and be ready to share your pictures digitally on a consistent basis in class.       


Creative Digital Media and Advertising - Instructor: Mrs. Schock - Grades 7-12

I have combined Blogging, Advertising, Photoshop and I am adding a bit of Graphic Design to create Creative Digital Media.  My vision for this class is to introduce everyone to digital media.  We will be learning how to create and maintain your very own blog.  We will learn how to promote your blog, and will be working with local artists and small businesses to build and brand their product.  We also will be working with Photoshop and learning how to use it for graphic design.

I am breaking the semester into 3 parts starting with Blogging and moving on to Graphic Design, and then finishing up with Advertising.  We will be applying the knowledge we learn to help a small business with creating advertising, webdesign, and hopefully a few take home projects of our own.

There will be a $15 fee for this class.  This fee will cover the textbook (folder with several handouts) and the end of the year project (printed t-shirt which will be designed by the students).