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Peachtree Learning Center’s Annual Fall Fundraiser and Chili Supper will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Cookeville Farmer’s Market. Activities will begin at 5:30 PM. This annual event has become a family favorite! Check out the information … Continue reading
Peachtree is so excited about the 2014–2105 school year! To see what classes we have available, please click on the Classes & Registration header and then select the appropriate age group for your student! You will also find a link … Continue reading
Peachtree’s Summer Camps — 2014 Peachtree is glad to announce our Summer Camps for Elementary Students through adults. Enrollment is limited and camps fill up quickly so early registration is encouraged to ensure space in the camp of your choice. Descriptions … Continue reading
Please join us at Peachtree Learning Center for a special registration event. On Tuesday night, April 29, we will be previewing all of our Homeschool Enrichment and After School Enrichment Classes for the 2014–2015 School Year at 6:30 PM as … Continue reading
All Monday classes for March 3, 2014, have been moved to Wednesday, March 5, 2014. All regular Wednesday classes will meet as scheduled with slight alterations to room location and time. All Monday classes will meet on Wednesday as well at … Continue reading
Due to icy road conditions and the potential of more inclement weather, Peachtree Learning Center will be closed on Monday, March 3. This includes the cancellation of both enrichment classes and private instruction lessons. Once we see the extent of these weather conditions, … Continue reading
Peachtree Learning Center is open today, Thursday,February 13, for all regularly scheduled classes and private instruction classes. Related posts: Peachtree is OPEN today, February 3! Peachtree OPEN on Thursday, January 9 Peachtree Closing Today at NOON (Wednesday, February 12) Peachtree OPEN and ON … Continue reading
Due to the timing of the incoming inclement weather, Peachtree Learning Center will be closing at noon today, Wednesday, February 12. Morning preschool enrichment classes WILL STILL MEET, but all classes and private instruction lessons scheduled after 12:00 PM are … Continue reading
Peachtree Learning Center is OPEN on Monday, February 3! Since Peachtree’s classes do not begin until mid-morning today, we feel comfortable remaining open for all classes and private instruction lessons. If you live in an out-lying area and feel your traveling … Continue reading
Peachtree Learning Center will be OPEN and ON SCHEDULE tomorrow, January 24th. We look forward to seeing you then! Related posts: Peachtree OPEN on Thursday, January 9 Altered Schedule for Friday, January 25 Peachtree Closed on Monday, January 6 Peachtree Closed on Thursday, January … Continue reading
Due to icy road conditions on secondary roads and extreme temperatures, Peachtree Learning Center will be closed on Thursday, January 23, 2014. This includes the cancellation of both enrichment classes and private instruction lessons. Enrichment classes will not be rescheduled (your statement will … Continue reading
Peachtree Learning Center will be open for all regularly scheduled classes and private instruction lessons on Thursday, January 9, 2014. See you then! Related posts: Peachtree Closed on Monday, January 6 Peachtree Closed due to Icy Roads and Extreme Temperature Altered Schedule … Continue reading
Due to icy road conditions and extreme temperatures, Peachtree Learning Center will be closed on Tuesday, January 7, and Wednesday, January 8. This includes the cancellation of both enrichment classes and private instruction lessons. Missed classes are rescheduled as follows: … Continue reading
Due to poor weather conditions and extreme temperatures, Peachtree will be closed on Monday, January 6. This includes the cancellation of all enrichment and Peachtree Prep classes. Private instruction lessons are also cancelled. Monday classes are tentatively scheduled to be … Continue reading
Peachtree Learning Center is thrilled to offer new classes for the New Year! Take a look at the amazing classes we have added to our course offerings for the 2014 spring semester: Beginning Orchestra, Fridays, 1:00 PM We are so excited … Continue reading
Our art classes have been learning so much this semester! This second art show of the school year includes art inspired by Paul Klee, Hundertwasser, Leonardo da Vinci, and Vincent Van Gogh.
Both Art I classes studied Paul Klee’s, “Castle and Sun.” Klee– was a painter born in Münchenbuchsee,Switzerland, and is considered to be a Swiss German. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with color theory. His works reflect his dry humor and his sometimes childlike perspective, his personal moods, his beliefs, and his musicality.
“Castle and Sun” is one of Klee’s most famous works of art. The stylish image is created out of different geometric shapes and various shades of color. The lone sun shines in the ingeniously designed sky created by strong lines and structure. In addition, various rectangular sizes add depth to the abstract image.
Tuesday’s class observed the shapes and colors Paul Klee used to create his painting Castle and Sun. Their art focus was on geometric shapes and combining color. They developed the skill of using crayons properly - “singing” colors vs “whispering” colors, and adding outlining. In addition to crayons, they used construction paper and templates.
Friday’s class continued their discussion on abstract art. They also discussed simple geometric shapes and how one can create pictures from his imagination using only those simple shapes. Students focused on how to properly design and glue their projects by using the glue-dot technique in class. The students finished projects reflect their imaginations at work as they interpreted their own versions of “The Castle and the Sun.”
Art II on Tuesday experimented with salt surface treatment. They learned how to draw another of da Vinci’s inventions, the parachute.
Art II on Friday did a study of the Mona Lisa by da Vinci. Students learned and practiced how to draw the face and head. They also did a study of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. They learned to paint landscapes with foreground, middle ground and background, and how to apply paint with thick and bold, strong and short swirling brush strokes.
Art III did a study in positive/negative space using Leonardo da Vinci’s invention, the bicycle, as their inspiration.
Art II — 3rd and 4th grades, and our after school art class observed the details of Paul Klee’s “Senecio” also called “Head of a Man Going Senile.” They used these details to create a portrait in the style of Paul Klee. Some students gave their portraits titles. Their materials for this project included crayon resist, crepe paper and water. This project proved to be more challenging than anticipated. Students did a sampler to discover how the materials would behave. We found that some crepe paper does bleed but some does not. This was a good lesson for problem solving! Our students persevered in the midst of this challenge and created some beautiful pieces.
All classes studied Freidrich Hundertwasser and his abstract landscapes. We used the painting: Black Girl, Discovery in the Land of the Toros to observe his use of geometric shapes and color . We then created our own landscape with similar shapes.
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