High School Art Projects:
Taking Your Creativity & Art Skills to the NEXT Level!
Teacher: Lena Ketenjian
NO MATERIAL FEES!
Spring: 10 weeks: $291 or $281 if taking 2 or more classes
Homework: Required. Plan on at least 2 hours / week on individual projects, but students many times want to spend more time on their art!
In the Spring Session, the art focus will be landscape studies, composition, and perspective. Class will continue to learn about color and art theory. Students will have yet another opportunity to choose one or two projects they want to accomplish other than the in-class group assignments. For High School Credit, 2 hours of homework is expected weekly. Keeping up a sketchbook at home as well as homework assignments such as research on an artist or a career path will be assigned.
Winter: Still Life Studies (design, shape, color, shadow, light, reflection) The best way to train the artistic eye is to draw or paint from still life. We will set up two or three still life subjects such as a fruit bowl, stuffed animals, and objects like tea kettles or flowers to draw and paint from. Students will also work on one or two original pieces of their choosing. For homework there will be weekly sketchbook assignments. These assignments may ask students to draw objects from home, nature, and even imagination. Spring Session Focus: Landscape Studies (composition, perspective, color harmony) In the fall of 2019, the class learned about drawing the portrait, body proportions, sketching techniques, and some color theory. The students also worked on original art of their own including a car, flowers, animals, and tropical fish. Different art mediums were introduced like gouache and nontoxic water soluble oils. They also created art with watercolors, pastels, and colored pencils. The class kept up a sketchbook as well.
Students passionate about the fine arts will have the opportunity to develop their drawing, painting, and design skills in greater depth. We will also learn about the graphic arts, product design, and the study of portrait & figure drawing, focusing & mastering one area per session. Students will end up creating an art project based on their own interests.