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1. Art making: Art making is the primary purpose and activity of the art classes.  Through exploration of media-painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and applied design, students develop an understanding of the principles of art and elements of design, deepening their expressive and critical faculties, honoring their art skills, and cultivating their God-given imagination.

2.  Literacy in the Visual Arts: Visual Arts has its own vocabulary and literacy, as well as its own set of skills that support learning across the curriculum.   Students hone observation skills and discuss works of art; develop visual arts vocabulary to describe art making, the tools and techniques used to produce art, and the elements and principles of design; and reflect on the process of making art. 

3.  Making Connections through Visual Arts:  Students recognize the societal, cultural, and historical significance of art; connect the visual arts to other disciplines; apply the skills and knowledge learned in visual arts to interpreting the world. 

4.  Community and Cultural Resources: Our area is rich in community and cultural resources.  Students, by working with a variety of school staff, access primary resources in the community to extend their learning beyond the classroom.  Students should be actively engaged with the institutions, schools, studio, community-based organizations, libraries, exhibitions, and artists that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of the area.  These resources are integral to the development of young artists, expanding their horizons and enhancing the instruction they receive in school.



3:00-4:00 - 3D Art

4:30-5:30 - Mixed Media (3rd-6th grades)

5:30-7:00 - Sewing/Fiber Arts

9:30am–10:30am – Art 2 - CLOSED
10:30am–11:30am – Art 1 - CLOSED

2:30pm-3:30pm - Advanced Drawing CLOSED
3:30pm–4:30pm – Mixed Media - CLOSED

4:30pm-5:30pm - Drawing 101 CLOSED


1:00-2:30 - Advanced Painting

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Photography

4:30-6:00 - Sewing/Fiber Arts - CLOSED

9:30am -10:30am – Art 2 
10:30am -11:30am – Art 1  CLOSED
11:30am – 12:30pm – Art 3 

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Art 4


3D Art

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Grades: 8th-12th

This class focuses on three-dimensional art. W e will explore ways of bringing artistic ideas to life in three dimensions.  Students will be challenged to design and create original works of art stemming from an understanding of the elements and principles of design.  This class will give students the opportunity to explore media including paper, wire, clay, fibers, and recycled/found materials.  Students will have the opportunity to work with various forms of sculpting and assemblage.  This is a hands on class that will give the students experience in researching, designing, and understanding the importance of the process in the production of art. 

Advanced Drawing (6-12th grade)

Teacher: Jessica Hagar

**Acceptance based on referrals/portfolio analysis.**. A further study into drawing techniques and rendering using graphite, Prismacolor, charcoal and maybe even ink drawing. Students choose subject matter and are guided through the process and techniques. 

Advanced Painting (7-12th grades)

Teacher: Bobbie Patterson

This class explores the materials, methods, and tools of oil painting while students develop observational painting skills. Emphasis is placed on rendering of images, depiction of light and shadow, painting techniques, basic color mixing, and composition. The course provides students with a foundation for creative expression in oil painting. Students will be required to purchase supplies and materials.
**Maximum: 7 students 

Art I (K-2nd grade)

Tuesday: Leah Smith & Jessica Hagar CLOSED

Friday: Leah Smith CLOSED

In Art I the children learn about basic art themes like color, shape, texture, line, etc., using varied mediums and techniques.  The class usually begins with a story or discussion that pertains to the lesson to motivate thinking and creativity.  The ideas and principals of God are the foundation of these lessons and are woven into each class project.

Art II (3rd-6th grades)


Tuesday: Leah Smith & Jessica Hagar  CLOSED

Friday: Leah Smith  CLOSED

In Art 2 the students continue to develop knowledge of the principles and elements of art learning to see the beauty and intricacies of creation.  They will be exposed to many different forms and mediums of expression with a concentration on the foundations of drawing.  Students will use graphite and Prismacolor pencils to create original works of art.

Art 3 (6th-8th grades) 

Teacher: Bobbie Patterson

Art III will include a wide range of art disciplines; drawing, painting, printmaking collage, 3D, and clay as well as some craft projects. Throughout the class students will learn about the elements & principles of art. They will also study famous & contemporary art and artists. 

Art 4 (9th-12th grades)

Teacher: Bobbie Patterson

Art IV will include a wide range of art disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, 3D, and clay as well as some craft projects. Throughout the class students will learn about the elements & principles of art. They will also study famous & contemporary art and artists. High school students will have the opportunity to submit their work into the Reba Bacon High School Competition. 

Art History (8th-12th grades)

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Students will be studying art from early civilizations through modern times.  They will build an art vocabulary, learn about art criticism, the operations of art history, and participate in studio activities giving them hands on experiences and appreciation for art through the ages.  Students will explore Ancient Greek art with their very own version of the Greek Olympics.  They will go on a virtual tour of Ancient Rome, build a Medieval castle, design Byzantine mosaics, create tiles found in the Ottoman empire, and participate in a mini Renaissance festival.  Students will design their own art history board game, paint in the style of the impressionists, and discover the art of the modern era (modern, postmodern, and contemporary.) 

Drawing 101 (6th-12th grades) - 

Teacher: Jessica Hagar

This class will provide first-time/beginner students with a solid foundation in drawing.  Working with pencil and charcoal, students will learn to use line, value, gesture, and perspective, along with developing the ability to see as artists.  The class will work with a variety of subject matter including still life, landscape, and figure drawing.  Basic drawing supplies will be provided, but students will be given a list of suggested materials.  The goal of this class is to develop an understanding of drawing concepts and control of a specific medium.

Mixed Media 

Teacher: Jessica Hagar

This art enrichment class will be an afternoon opportunity for projects that focus on the principles and elements of art, material exploration, painting and drawing basics, and a study of many influential artists throughout history. Since this will be a fairly small class, students will have the opportunity to work more one on one with the teacher. The goal of this class is to gain an understanding of essential art concepts. **NOTE: Class size limited to 10 people.** 


Teacher: Jessica Hagar

Ages: 7th-12th grades

This class is a comprehensive look into the world of photography as an art form.  Students will learn how to use their digital DSLR cameras and master basic composition rules of photography.  Learn to use light and shadows to enhance photographs.  Learn basic editing skills such as the proper use of the tools and master cropping and sizing.  Examples of projects the class will focus on include: landscape, portraiture, photojournalism, abstract photography, and more!  Students who take this class are required to provide their own camera with a manual setting and a laptop to edit photos.


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