Explore Line and Shape!
for ages 5-7
WHAT: Let's Explore Line & Shape! for ages 5-7
Capped at 7 students.
WHEN: 6-week session, once a week, Mondays from 2:00-2:45, from 9/21-11/9 (no class on 9/28 for Yom Kippur or 10/12 for Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day)
WHERE: Class will be held virtually via Zoom; a link and password will be provided upon registration.
COST/PAYMENT: Due to COVID & distance learning, in lieu of a set class fee I am offering a sliding scale for my classes to accommodate more learners. We are all trying to make it work during this challenging time; I ask that you please pay what you can between $78-105 for the session.
Over our 6 sessions together in this process-focused class, young artists will play with the art building blocks of line and shape! What are lines? What are shapes? What can we do with them?
Making art is about exploration! In this class young artists will explore the concepts of line and shape through simple drawing and collage. We'll start with two days of abstract drawing and move to four days of collage, during which we will focus on line, organic and geometric shapes, and how they can express ideas and tell stories. Most weeks, we will look at picture books relating to our art exploration to either reinforce concepts or introduce new ideas. They'll gain practice in using different drawing media, tearing shapes and cutting complex shapes with scissors, and using glue sticks to create collage.
Since my emphasis is process over product and so much of our work together may be somewhat abstract and experiential, students may not end every session with a piece of art that you'll want to hang on your refrigerator (though you may choose to anyway! - but your artists will be exploring the building blocks of art in a carefree way, and hopefully make some discoveries along the way.
I'll send a week-specific supply list to those who register, as you won't need all of these every week, but:
-two sharpened pencils, since one point may break (Note: if you have "art" pencils, like an ebony pencil or a darker/softer pencil instead of a #2 pencil, those are good for this because their lines are a bit more variable! But, they're absolutely not required)
-a black crayon and/or or black marker (NOT a sharpie - something nontoxic like a crayola) and/or a black oil pastel
-white paper (I always prefer heavier-weight white drawing paper, but printer paper will work if that's all you have) - I suggest 12x18 for drawing (if you have bigger paper available - or you can tape two smaller pieces together), and 9x12 for collage
-black construction paper
-some construction paper in a few other colors - not many
-a glue stick - if possible, a fat one instead of the little skinny ones - they tend to be easier to use with better coverage (but skinny works, if that's all you have, just make sure it's not dried out!) --- PLEASE have a glue stick handy rather than white glue if possible, since we'll be discussing how to use glue sticks. If you only have white glue, we'll make do but a glue stick would be preferable.
-scrap paper to cover the table when glue sticks are being used (you can use newspaper circulars, the back of junk mail, almost anything except actual newspaper, because newspaper print will come off on gluey fingers and get all over their hands and artwork)
Please email me to register - I need 5 students minimum to run the session. I can take payment via Venmo or Zelle (preferred), or PayPal (friends & family payment). If you want to pay with a credit card via PayPal, I'll ask you to pay the additional credit card processing fee.
-PLEASE NOTE: registration is non-refundable unless another student is able to take your place. No-shows will not be refunded.
-Student cameras must be on. I cannot gauge learner participation and needs if I cannot see them!
-Siblings may share a camera, but each participating student must be registered.
-For learner safety and comfort, parents may stay nearby and observe and/or offer your learner assistance, but please do not sit fully within the frame.
-I use the waiting room feature to ensure we don't get any uninvited guests in class. Please make sure that your learner's name is typed into Zoom so their name appears in the waiting room.