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ART

~ Vision ~

FOUR STRANDS OF VISUAL ARTS LEARNING

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.

-SCHEDULE-

- MONDAY - 

1:00-2:00 - Art Business

3:30-4:30 - Photography - CLOSED

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

4:30-5:30 - Graphic Design

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

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

12:30-1:30 - Art History

1:30pm-2:30pm - Advanced Drawing 
3:00pm–4:00pm – 3D Art

3:30-4:30 - Mixed Media

4:30pm-5:30pm - Drawing 101

-THURSDAY-

10:30-12:00 - Art 4

12:00-1:00 - Watercolor/Acrylics

1:00-2:30 - Oil Painting

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Art 3

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

 

-CLASS DESCRIPTIONS-

2D Design

Teacher: Jessica Hagar

5th-12th grades

 This class is an introduction to the elements and principles of design. Students will become familiar with visual concepts, theories, terminology, and materials used to put together a two-dimensional design. The focus is to explore and discuss many forms of visual expression and build a stronger understanding of how our creative potential can be used to glorify God who gave us the power to create and to problem solve. Students will use a variety of materials and learn techniques such as technical drawing, color and pattern design, architecture, fashion and interior design, Students will also learn about the different periods of design throughout history and how they have influenced the world we live in now. 

3D Design

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Grades: 7th-12th

This class focuses on three-dimensional art. Students 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, and 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 designing and understanding the importance of the process in the production of art. Creativity is a gift from God that will be explored as students model, form, and shape materials into something new!

 

Advanced Drawing

6-12th grades

Teacher: Jessica Hagar

 This class is a further study into drawing techniques and exploration of different drawing styles. Students will be encouraged to begin building a portfolio of work and begin developing and recognizing their own personal artistic style. Some projects will be based on a specific concept given by the teacher and other projects will be self-directed with guidance. In this class students will be able to use a variety of materials (charcoal, prismacolor, watercolor, pastels) and learn what materials will best fit the concept of their drawings. Students in this class will also be asked to participate in art critiques and learn to analyze art using the elements and principles. Some projects will require a small description either orally or in written form to help them build confidence when speaking or writing about their artwork or the artwork of others.  It is recommended that this class be for students who have taken the beginner drawing class or have proof of previous drawing experience. 

Art I

K-2nd grades
Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Students will begin exploring the building blocks of art, the elements of design. Children’s books, creation, and our imagination will inspire our lessons each week. Students will enjoy using various media to create drawings, paintings, wax resist art, collages, clay sculptures and more. I desire for all of our growing artists to understand that the process in which art is created is just as important as the product itself! Students will understand that God uniquely created each of us and we can be creative just like Him!

 

Art II

3rd-6th grades

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Students will enjoy using a variety of materials and techniques during the school year building on the elements of design and gaining a basic understanding of the principles of design. They will also learn about significant artists, art forms and styles of art. When the year is complete, students will have a knowledge of drawing, painting, printmaking, 3-D sculpture, landscapes, and abstract work too! Our art program is centered on creating work that reflects and glorifies God, the giver of our creativity!

Art III

6th-8th grades

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Middle School Art: Students will dive deeper into a variety of media and further develop their artistic skills. Additionally, they will create a sketch book encompassing art vocabulary such as the elements and principles of design along with sketches, examples of techniques, and interesting facts about artists and styles of art. When the year is complete, students will have a greater understanding of art and a portfolio of work displaying their artistic skills. Our art program is centered on creating work that reflects and glorifies God, the giver of our creativity!

***Students are required to purchase a sketchbook for this class (roughly 8 1/2” x 11” in size.).

Art IV

9th-12th grades

Teacher: Lori Vaughn 

Students will spend a productive year applying technique and artistic processes to creative and unique projects.  They will explore a wide range of media and learn how to talk about art through class critiques, and understand how this valuable skill can lend itself to thinking critically in other areas of life.  Students will create a sketchbook to serve as a valuable resource beyond the school year.  By the end of the year, students will have a strong understanding of art, a body of art work reflecting their efforts, a sketchbook with sketches, notes, and information, and a confidence to continue to make excellent art.  Our program is centered around creating work that reflects and glorifies God, the giver of creativity.

**Note: Students are required to purchase a sketchbook (roughly 8.5"x11")

Art Business

7th-12th grades

Teacher: Jessica Hagar

In this class students will learn about art as a business.  They will learn how to develop their stories as artists and how to write an artist statement.  Students will gain an understanding of what it takes to be a professional artist and learn such skills as how to begin developing a brand, how to photograph their art, and how to use social media to promote their work.  The goal of this class is for every student to gain first hand experience putting together their very own artist portfolio and website.  This class requires good reading and writing skills.  

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.) Students will see the thread of creativity woven into each culture and time period. 

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.

Graphic Design

7th-12th grades

Teacher: Dewayne Wright

Graphic design is all around us – from social media and websites to advertising and packaging – and is essential to modern communication. Students will learn the fundamentals of graphic design (imagery, typography, composition, and working with color) through visual examples and activities. Students can apply the skills gained in this course to any visual medium to create memorable and effective messages. **Students are required to provide their own laptop for class activities. A free design software will be downloaded to use during class. 

Mixed Media 

3rd-6th grade

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.** 

Oil Painting

7th-12th grades

Teacher: Lori Vaughn 

Students will focus primarily on color theory, composition, painting techniques, and develop a deeper knowledge of the elements and principles of design. Students will create artwork from observation and from the imagination. Students will understand the purpose of art criticism and participate in class art critiques.  Students will develop a body of work that encompasses Philippians 4:8: “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

***Students will be expected to purchase materials using the supply list included in the syllabus provided on the first day of class. Students will be responsible for bringing their own supplies to class each week. 

Photography

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.

Watercolor/Acrylic Painting

6th grade & up

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Students will have an opportunity to develop skills in watercolor and acrylic painting, two mediums that are easily accessible, versatile, and vibrant. Students will learn the importance of color theory and how to create a strong composition, utilizing the elements and principles of design. Students will create realistic, impressionistic, nonobjective, and self expressive paintings. Students will learn about artists and artistic styles as well. Students will develop a body of work that encompasses Philippians 4:8: And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Weaving 

Ages 8 & up

Teacher: Jessica Hagar

This class will explore one of the most ancient of craft traditions and its significance on artistic expression in cultures all over the world. We will spend a large part of the class learning different weaving processes such as tapestry weaving, basket weaving, loom and card weaving. Students will learn the historical impact of textiles in this class and how it has changed over the years. Projects will focus on developing technical skill in traditional practices, as well as experimenting with non-traditional materials. The goal of the class is for students to build an understanding of the weaving process and use it to create their own designs as a means of artistic expression.