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
The first Student Spotlight Art Show of the 2014–2015 school year is now on display in Peachtree Learning Center’s Main Lobby. Feel free to stop by during normal business hours to view this beautiful gallery in person, of enjoy our virtual gallery below!
PEACHTREE THEME: A STUDY OF THE MASTERS
The definition of “Old Master” is a painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800. In theory an Old Master should be an artist who was fully trained, was a Master of his local artists’ guild, and worked independently.
This year we will be studying artists who have shown mastery in their art form. We will include artists from Europe as well as other well known artists from around the world. By the end of the year your student should be able to recognize up to 10 specific artists and at least one of their famous works by sight.
KEITH HARING: A MASTER IN THE MAKING?
ART II & AFTER SCHOOL ART — TUESDAY
Art 2 students thought about what it took to make a “Master”.
- Trailblazing art
- Introduction of new techniques
- Skill with old, established techniques
- Becomes more popular and understood as the years progress
- Imitated by other artists
Keith Haring introduced a simplistic way of looking and portraying figures. He often used “Echo” lines to show movement or just express a feeling. Colors were also limited. This art became known as POP ART and Haring was only one of many who explored this NEW style of artistic expression. Time will tell if Keith Haring will be called a Master.
KEITH HARING ASSIGNMENT: Design a simple figure that has a sense of movement. Make ECHO lines around that figure. Make those lines more interesting by adding color, thickness or shapes within shapes.
WASSILY KANDINSKY: SQUARES WITH CONCENTRIC RINGS
MASTER OF COLOR AND EMOTION
Wassily Kandinsky was thought to have SYNTHESIA…a condition where he would physically SEE color when he heard sound. Thus all of his works reflected the emotions and colors he saw when he heard music. We listened to music that had emotion to it such as peace, joy, tension,strength or excitement and then used watercolors to express these feelings.
ART I — TUESDAY
Art Focus: KANDINSKY
- Color mixing
- Composition and spacing
in the style of Kandinsky
- Painting by ear ( with emotion )
- Tempra paints
- Abstract Art, Realistic Art,
- Concentric Rings,
- Shade (of color)
- The Elements of Design
- The Noisy Paintbox
by Barb Rosenstock
- Print of Kandinsky’s
Squares with Concentric Rings
AFTER SCHOOL ART — TUESDAY
Art Focus: KANDINSKY
- Correct use of watercolor/ making areas transparent or opaque,
- Learning the skill of mixing cake watercolors on watercolor paper
- Composition and spacing to imitate Kandinsky’s style
Watercolor paper and cake watercolors
- Abstract Art, concentric, transparent , opaque, synthesia
- The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock
- Print of Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Rings
- Summer Camp Registration Has Begun!
- Modified School Schedule Today Due to Icy Roads
- Student Spotlight Art Show
- A Special Guest at Peachtree
- Music I and II — The Music of Mexico
- September/October Student Spotlight Art Show
- Join us for our Fall Fundraiser!
- Peachtree Learning Center Welcomes Classical Conversations to our Campus
- Summer Camp Scrapbook