Phonics of Art and Drawing Level I & II (Tuesday and Thursday)

Are you first to raise your hand when someone asks “Who in here can draw?”? If so you were probably never officially taught how to draw. Artistic skills can be learned and built over time.  Skills acquired in this class will help your child develop fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination while learning the fundamental drawing principles that will enable your child to draw anything! We will cover topics such as Shape, Shadow, contour line, perspective, color theory, portraiture, composition and style.

The Phonics of Art and Drawing levels I & II and above is a 30 week 1 ½ hour class where the students will learn to develop and improve their skill levels. In this class we will utilize charcoal, oil pastel, colored pencil, and watercolor. Some of the lessons are step by step.  Others will be free drawing and still life. The ultimate goal of this course is to provide a solid foundation for artistic expression in this class and beyond.

Level II and above students will continue to work on these same principles with more challenging subjects and more expanded media used.  They will use the additional tools of color pastels, water colored pencil, linocut block, print making and be introduced to acrylics. Student must have completed level I to be allowed to participate in level II etc.

Parents please note this class is challenging.  This is for the serious art student who is willing to work hard and complete difficult tasks to improve their art ability. 

Class homework requirements: As needed to complete projects not finished in class

Time: 12:55-2:25pm
Grades: 4th and up
Class Fee: $360
Supply Fee:  $94 (all materials included in this fee)
TutorAmy Potter Smith

Time: 10:45-12:15pm
Grades: 4th and up
Class Fee: $360
Supply Fee: $94(all materials included in this fee)
TutorAmy Potter Smith

COVID-19 Contingency Plan:

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class.

*Tutor will submit youtube videos to view and complete for the weekly project.
*Tutor and students will meet during the last 30 minutes of the scheduled class time for questions, direction and input via video conferencing platform.

Our plan is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin OR cancel CLASSROOM meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation changes.  Our goal is to keep your family safe and engaged during this unprecedented time.