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 figure and 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.
Cartooning II: Imagination Development Using one and two point perspective, mechanical drawing and dramatic lighting techniques, students create an imaginary world for their character to dwell in.
Homeschool Courses: Grades K ~ 12 th Customized curriculum can be tailored to fit a variety of individual’s needs.