Middle School Art I Course 12 Weeks
Middle School Art I
Location: #407 Mainframe Studios (900 Keo Way Des Moines)
Schedule: Wednesdays Sept. 23- Dec. 16 (No class Nov. 25) Meets from: 10-11:30
Prerequisites: None- Course is open to all grades 6-8
Cost: 12 week class is $180 plus a $25 art fee.
Class size is a maximum of 5 and a minimum of 3.
COVID19: I want to take all the precautions I can to reduce any risks for myself, students and others that visit my studio so I will require all students to wear a mask while they are in my studio. Students will be socially distanced and using their own supplies that are provided with the art fee. I will be sanitizing tables and chairs and any commonly touched surfaces after each class.
This course is a great opportunity for your student to learn art this semester from Jess Quinn, a certified art teacher with over 13 years teaching. In this course, an emphasis will be placed on exploring mediums and techniques used within the project. A willingness to get involved in the creative process is a more important requirement than the student’s talent or previous experience. Art history will be addressed during each class through learning about a new artist or style of art at the start of class. Notes/drawing will be done in their sketchbook so they have a record of these and may be used in projects as well. Students are given some at home art challenges each week and are encouraged but not required to take their projects home and continue to work on them throughout the week.
We will study the Elements of Art (line, shape, form, texture, color, value, space), Principles of Design (Unity, balance, emphasis, contrast/variety, pattern, movement, rhythm), composition, perspective, figure/portraiture, art history. We will also explore different art media, pencil, oil pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, watercolor, mixed media
Taught by Jess Quinn, a local artists and certified art educator with her BA in Art Education and MA in Education
Studio #407 Mainframe Studios 900 Keo Way, Des Moines
Any questions please contact jessQ.firstname.lastname@example.org