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 your knitting skills OR learn how to knit – students are encouraged to pick their own project from a Pattern Project book purchased from HERO and work at their own pace. From toys to blankets - this is NOT your grandmother’s knitting class. Plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. New skills will be introduced/discussed, then demonstrated each week at the beginning of class. A charity project at a beginner level will be created together as a group. In the past we have knit dolls for doctors traveling to India, comfort blankets for families in need, and hats for the homeless. HOMEWORK EACH WEEK IS YOUR PROJECT. The instructor successfully passed the Knitting Guild Association Master Knitter course and is a seasoned teacher at local yarn shops in the TC area. Additional materials may need to be purchased by students. Grading will be based on class participation, working on projects outside of class time, and of course, the finished item. Available for loan on a limited basis: needles and some donated yarns. *This is a one semester course but may be taken year-long for additional skill building.


Art Through the Ages (grades 6-12) - Mrs. Burger

Get ready to explore how art has evolved throughout history in this exciting class. Each week, we will be focusing on a historical period in art history and the famous artists and artworks which emerged from that time period. Students will create art inspired by their new knowledge. For example, one week we will learn about Abstract Expressionism, Jackson Pollock and his method of "Action Painting" and have a chance to create our own action painting outside! Students will use a broad variety of art mediums, including charcoal, paint and clay. Along the way, students will enhance their art vocabulary, learning to recognize and use the elements and principals of art.

*This class will be geared towards those who haven't had as much previous art experience.*

Supplies:

·         A shirt or smock to protect clothes

  • 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  brushes in a variety of sizes

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


Art Exploration and Discovery (grades 9-12) - Mrs Burger 

Get ready to explore how art has evolved throughout history in this exciting class. Each week, we will make art inspired by a historical period in art history and the famous artists and artworks which emerged from that time period. Students will have the opportunity to use a broad variety of art mediums which complement the artist or movement studied. Along the way, students will enhance their art vocabulary, learning to recognize and use the elements and principals of art. Students will be encouraged to find their own artistic voice and style.

*This class will be geared towards students with some art experience, and give opportunities to further develop skills and techniques.*

Supplies:

·         A shirt or smock to protect clothes

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

·         1 Ultra Fine and 1 Fine Point Black Sharpie

·         Scissors

·         #2 Pencils, eraser

·         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  brushes in a variety of sizes

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


Art Discovery-Instructor: Mrs. Burger  -  Grades 1-3

Email: amandajburger@gmail.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.


Multicultural Art - Instructor: Mrs. Amanda Burger  - Grades 2-3 and 4-6

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

We will learn about various cultures through their folk stories and art! Our adventure will take us to China, India, Mexico, Russia…and many other countries!  We’ll travel to Africa to create masks, India for batik,  Japan for sumi-e ink painting, and a host of other places in the world to create their cultural art.

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 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 60# 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).


Doodle Bugs - Instructor: Amanda Burger - Grade Pre-school - grade 1

New for Second Semester

 In this bug-themed class, preschoolers will explore art media to increase fine motor skills and creative learning. The art-making process will be emphasized over a final product. Children will learn about a new critter each week, while we explore basic art elements such as color, shape, and texture.  Children will be encouraged to creatively experience each art material in their own unique way.

Class supply fee (covers all art supplies) - $10


Exploring Watercolors - Instructor- Amanda Burger - Grade 4-6

New for Second semester

In this class, students will explore a variety of basic watercolor techniques. Students will incorporate these techniques into various types of paintings, including landscapes, still life, and abstract paintings.  Students will have the chance to explore watercolor in both traditional and non-traditional ways (such as bubble painting!)

Class supply fee (covers all art supplies) - $10


Art Journaling - Instructor:  Amanda Burger - Grades 7-1

Students will prepare their own unique art journal to fill with visual art and creative writing. Once journals are prepared, class time will focus on exploring mixed media techniques and prompts useful for enhancing creativity and understanding one’s visual language. A variety of media will be used, including collage, oil pastel, acrylic and watercolor paint, ink, found objects, etc.

Class supply fee (covers all art supplies) - $15


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

Elementary Drawing, grades 4-6

Instructor: Wanda Hoehl

The emphasis in this class is on developing confidence in mark making, learning how lines define shapes, and discovering how shapes define everything around us. Line, shape, value, form, color, texture, and space are explored as ways of capturing what we SEE with a great selection of mark making tools. Adventures in mark making include studies in value and perspective, emphasizing creativity and imagination while exploring the elements of art. Weekly homework assignments include projects of the instructor’s choice. No prerequisite.

Supply list: 2H, 2B, and 4B drawing pencils, kneaded and vinyl erasers (NOT Artgum), 11²´14² or larger spiral bound sketch pad, vine charcoal medium, Prang pan watercolor set (NOT Crayola or Roseart) with 8 colors, Sharpie permanent ultra fine point black marker


Beginning High School Drawing, grades 7-12 - Instructor: Wanda Hoehl

For middle and high school students who have taken Elementary Drawing, or high school students with some formal experience in drawing.

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, water soluble graphite, and pastel. Weekly homework assignments include projects of the instructor’s choice.

Prerequisite: Elementary Drawing, or high school students with equivalent formal experience in drawing at the elementary level

Supply list: 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


 

Intermediate High School Drawing, grades 9-12  Instructor: Wanda Hoehl

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 apply the principles of two dimensional design to compose drawings that aren’t just pretty pictures, but 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. Weekly homework assignments include projects of the instructor’s choice.  

Prerequisite: a formal beginning drawing class, or equivalent experience with portfolio evaluation

Supply list: 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


 

Introduction to Watercolor and Acrylics, grades 7-12  - Instructor: Wanda Hoehl

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.

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

Supply list: email instructor at wjhoehl@q.com for supply list


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).