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.


 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 Into The World of Watercolors - Instructor: Mrs. Wigart - Grades  7-12

This course is designed for the beginner. The curriculum will include learning basic vocabulary, how to mix it, and getting to know the "feel" of how watercolor paint moves. Students will experiment with different mediums and techniques that will eventually lead to more complex techniques. Some of the focus will be on creating specific items such as trees, sky, etc. We will continue to practice our skills by incorporating what we know into projects chosen by the teacher. Students will be assigned homework in order to have enough time to finish their projects.

Supplies:

1. Art smock or lg. shirt to protect clothing

2. #2 pencil

3. Eraser

4. Small notebook

5. 9" x 12" Watercolor paper pad

6. A roll of paper towels

7. 1 sealed cup pallet (Michaels or Hobby Lobby) or paint pallet with cover.

8. Set of 8 or more liquid watercolors in tubes. Brands-Cotman, Grumbacher, or Winsor Newton (Please do NOT purchase Reeves)

9. 1 pkg. of watercolor paint brushes. Brushes should include round brushes and have at least a couple of flat brushes.


Draw and Paint With Me  - Instructor: Mrs. Wigart  - Grades  4-6

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint? Would you like to add something new to your sketches? Then this class may be just what you are looking for. What is that you say? You don't know how to sketch or paint? Don't fret. Anyone can learn to paint with easy step-by-step directions. In this class, you'll have a chance to learn about the tools and techniques used in painting. We will practice drawing sketches, using color schemes, the elements of art, and the principles of design to make our own famous artist inspired works of art.

Supplies:

1. Art smock or lg. shirt to protect clothing

2. #2 pencil

3. Eraser

4. A pocket folder

5. 9" x 12" Mixed Media paper pad

6. 1 pkg. of 10 or more multi media paint brushes. Brushes should include round and flat brushes.


Fun with  Drawing - Instructor:  Mrs. Wigart -  Grades 1-3

Did you know you can find shapes just about anywhere? Even the cute puppy that lives down the road is made up of basic shapes. In this class, you'll learn how to draw 2 and 3 dimensional shapes and objects. We will learn and explore how to use shading and texture techniques with a variety of mediums and colors. Some of the things you will learn to draw are plants, animals, and sea creatures. Lastly, we will gain knowledge about foreground, middle ground, and background by creating our own famous artist inspired works of art.

Supplies:

1. #2 pencils

2. Erasers

3. 12 or 24 pkg. of Erasable colored pencils

4. Box or bag for storing pencils

5. 6" x 9" sketch dairy (can be found at Walmart) or sketchbook


Genres and Styles in Art - Instructor: Mrs. Wigart -Grades 2-5

There are many different types of art. So, how will you know which ones you like the best? The answer--by taking this class!  Students will have an opportunity to learn about different artists, styles, and mediums including drawing and painting. They'll explore the differences between representational, non-representational/non-objective, abstract, still life, portrait, historical, and landscape art. We will practice using this knowledge by creating our own famous artist inspired works of art.

Supplies:

1. Art smock or lg. shirt to protect clothing

2. #2 pencil

3. Eraser

4. A pocket folder

5. Small notebook

6. 9" x 12" Mixed Media paper pad

7. 1 pkg. of colored pencils

8. 1 pkg. of 10 or more multi media paint brushes. Brushes should include round and flat brushes.


Elementary Drawing I- Instructor: Mrs. Hoehl  - Grades 4-6

Instructor: Wanda Hoehl                    Ph: 651-429-0041                   e-mail: wjhoehl@q.com

 General course information

This class assumes no or very little formal instruction in drawing. Emphasis is mark making, gaining confidence in putting marks down, being creative, recognizing lines (“edges”), SEEING, and shapes; also care and keeping of tools, and emphasizing quality of materials; also not erasing every line that goes “wrong” – if they make a line they don’t like, just leave it and make the one they do like. Drawing is not always about making a photographic image (can be, but that is not the whole thing!) - sometimes it is silly! So the class concentrates on loosening up, trusting your eyes, finding the lines and the shapes, and fun; everything in art does not need to be so formal.

Grading: in class participation and completion of weekly homework assignment; no final test

Required materials

Available at Michaels and Blick at store and online, or cheapjoes.com

Not necessary to have all at one time - required as indicated on the schedule that is received the first day of class

*    Spiral bound sketchpad, 11²´14² or bigger; I want them to draw BIG

*    Ultra fine line black Sharpie or other fine line permanent black marker

*    2H, 2B, 4B, and 6B drawing pencils

*    Colored pencils or crayons

*    11²´14² watercolor paper pad, at least 140 lb

*    8 pan Prang watercolor set (NOT Crayola or Rose Art)

*    Two plastic containers with lids, like empty butter, margarine, or cottage cheese containers

*    Old towel or roll of paper towels


Elementary Drawing 11 - Instructor: Wanda Hoehl   - Grades 4--6

Ph: 651-429-0041                   e-mail: wjhoehl@q.com

 General course information

This is an intermediate class for elementary/middle school students with some formal exposure to mark making and drawing tools. Continuing emphasis on mark making, gaining confidence in putting marks down, being creative, recognizing lines (“edges”), SEEING, and shapes; also care and keeping of tools, and emphasizing quality of materials. This class moves from line and shape to include the next elements of art, form and value. All drawing is not about photographic realism, but learning form and value allows the student to build 3D images in 2D space. Class activities require them to SEE and interpret form and value around them in a non-threatening way, with animals as the major subject matter.

Grading: in class participation and completion of weekly homework assignment; no final test

Required materials

Available at Michaels and Blick at store and online, or cheapjoes.com

Not necessary to have all at one time - required as indicated on the schedule that is received the first day of class

*    Spiral bound sketchpad, 11²´14² or bigger; I want them to draw BIG

*    Ultra fine line black Sharpie or other fine line permanent black marker

*    2H, 2B, 4B, and 6B drawing pencils

*    Colored pencils or crayons

*    11²´14² watercolor paper pad, at least 140 lb

*    8 pan Prang watercolor set (NOT Crayola or Rose Art)

*    Two plastic containers with lids, like empty butter, margarine, or cottage cheese containers

*    Old towel or roll of paper towels

*    Regular charcoal and vine charcoal


Beginning HS  Drawing - Instructor Mrs. Hoehl - Grades 7-12

Instructor: Wanda Hoehl                    Ph: 651-429-0041                   e-mail: wjhoehl@q.com

 General course information

I believe that anyone can learn to draw, but first comes seeing. This class emphasizes seeing and using the elements of good expressive art to portray everyday things in a more deliberate way. Different mark-making mediums are explored, including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, conte crayon, and pastel.

 Prerequisite: formal elementary drawing class or equivalent experience

Homework: weekly sketchbook/journal assignments

Tests: at the end of the semester recognizing elements used in artwork, and a portfolio

Grading structure: 25% class participation, 25% weekly sketchbook, 50% portfolio

Required materials

Available at Michaels and Blick at store and online, or cheapjoes.com

Not necessary to have all at one time - required as indicated on the schedule that is received the first day of class

*    Sketchbook, any size

*    Spiral bound sketchpad, at least 11² ´ 14²

*    2H, 2B, 4B, and 6B drawing pencils

*    Vinyl eraser (not Artgum) and kneaded eraser

*    Vine charcoal in different hardnesses

*    Sharpie permanent ultra-fine line marker

*    Set of blending stumps

*    #8 watercolor brush, nothing too pricey

*    Colored pencils or crayons, watercolor pencils or crayons


Intermediate HS Drawing - Instructor: Mrs. Hoehl  - Grades 7-12

Instructor: Wanda Hoehl                    Ph: 651-429-0041                   e-mail: wjhoehl@q.com

 General course information

This class takes a beginning level of drawing skill and applies it to special projects in drawing and SEEING - really looking at what you are drawing, and drawing what you SEE and NOT what you know. Different mark-making tools are used to explore how the elements of art – line, shape, form, value, color, texture, and space – are used together to compose drawings that tell a story. Project emphasis is on developing personal style. Mark making tools include pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, conte crayon, chalk pastels, and whatever might be at hand.     

 Prerequisite: a formal beginning drawing or equivalent experience

Homework: weekly sketchbook/journal assignments

Tests: at the end of the semester recognizing elements used in artwork, and a portfolio

Grading structure: 25% class participation, 25% weekly sketchbook, 50% portfolio

Required materials

Available at Michaels and Blick at store and online, or cheapjoes.com

Not necessary to have all at one time - required as indicated on the schedule that is received the first day of class

*    Sketchbook, received the first day of class

*    Spiral bound sketchpad, at least 11² ´ 14²

*    2H, 2B, 4B, and 6B drawing pencils

*    Vinyl eraser (not Artgum) and kneaded eraser

*    Vine charcoal in different hardnesses

*    Sharpie permanent ultra-fine line marker

*    Set of blending stumps

*    Colored pencils or crayons

*    Any kind of inexpensive watercolor medium: watercolor pencils, children’s pan paints, watercolor crayons, anything you have around the house

*    #8 watercolor brush, or whatever came with the paints

*    An old towel or roll of paper towels

*    Two plastic containers with lids, like empty butter, margarine, or cottage cheese containers


Watercolors/Acrylics - Instructor: Mrs.  Hoehl  - Grades 7-12

Instructor: Wanda Hoehl                    Ph: 651-429-0041                   e-mail: wjhoehl@q.com

General course information

Beginning level survey painting class that assumes some formal education in drawing. With only one semester per paint medium, the class emphasizes color mixing and learning basic techniques. Practice with tools and materials at home is essential, so there is a homework assignment every week of the instructor’s choosing.

Prerequisite: some formal exposure to drawing helpful but not necessary; class will include a drawing introduction/refresher

Homework: weekly completion of projects introduced in class

Tests: portfolio

Grading structure: 25% class participation, 25% project completion, 50% portfolio

 Required materials
Available at Michaels and Blick at store and online, or cheapjoes.com

Not necessary to have all at one time - required as indicated on the schedule that is received the first day of class

*    Spiral bound watercolor paper pad, at least 11² ´ 14², at least 140 lb

*    2H, 2B, 4B, and 6B drawing pencils

*    Brushes - Robert Simmons, Winsor&Newton student grade Series 136 I think, Grumbacher; does not have to be the top of the line, but a good mid range works; really cheap ones are not a good choice for durability or holding the paint

Watercolor - #8 round or larger, and 1” flat; rigger and fan brush for fun

Acrylic (second semester) – nylon or bristle brushes #8 round, 1” flat

*    Small spray bottle for water

*    Primaries: One set of primaries chosen from the following list; please select better quality student or professional grade paints; do not get Reeves or Michael’s house brand

Watercolor - student grades Winsor&Newton Cotman or Grumbacher Academy recommended; no pan paints

Acrylics (second semester) - tube paints Liquitex Basics OK, Winsor&Newton Galeria or Grumbacher Academy better 

-     Cadmium red, gamboge, ultramarine blue

-     Permanent rose, Indian yellow, phthalo blue

-     Permanent rose, aureolin, cobalt blue

-     Permanent rose, lemon, Winsor blue

-     Permanent magenta, gamboge, marine blue/cerulean blue

*    Neutrals: ivory black, burnt umber, burnt and raw sienna, yellow ochre

*    Watercolor: white plastic watercolor palette with large mixing wells

Acrylics (second semester): plastic lid to disposable store food containers; a plastic show box actually works well as storage for supplies and the lid for a palette

*    An old towel or roll of paper towels

*    Natural and cellulose sponges

*    Two plastic containers with lids, like empty butter, margarine, or cottage cheese containers


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).