Children love to draw. They use it to discover and understand the world around them. We teach children how to draw and paint what they see in a realistic way.
Why Realism? Close observation of a subject is needed to draw and paint a realistic image. By developing keen skills of perception students can visualize and express their inner images more vividly.
Course I: Introduction to drawing and painting skills. Drawing with the grid- a classic proportion tool used by the old masters. Individual step by step demonstrations in watercolor, tempera, pastel, and color pencil- help develop student’s artistic confidence. Students complete a mixed media painting.
Course II: Beginning Freehand and more developed 3-D shading, light and shadow perception. Sketching explained. Students complete a tonal drawing.
Cartooning I: “Character Development” Cartoons are reality distorted. Learning the proper proportions of the human figured & how to distort those proportions enable students to create an original cartoon character. With this knowledge, students aren’t limited to just copying. Using mixed media students paint a “portrait” of their unique creation.
Home School Courses: Grades K-12th
Customized curriculum can be tailored to fit a variety of individuals needs. Please email Nicky at N.Cleveland1989@gmail.com