Homeschool Art Program Winter/Spring 2023 *New Updated Program!
Foster your child’s love of art, knowledge, and ability with our Homeschool Art Program! At Art in Mind we realize how important it is for homeschool parents to give their kids the best possible education they can. Integral to an excellent educational program is the inclusion of fine arts, which has been proven to be essential in so many ways. The benefits include enhancing motor skills, fostering creativity, learning about history, recognizing cultural differences, and so much more. An education rich in art education encourages individuality, creative thinking, and the appreciation of the differences among others, which will impact one’s future.
Join us for a fresh new program and meet our new instructor! We are offering in-person classes for children in elementary and secondary school levels. Per semester fee is $315 (12 dates). If you join late, the class will be prorated. We will offer one free make-up class per semester.
You may also purchase the tickets per month($90 per month), though it is a large savings to purchase the whole semester.
Currently both classes are running from 10am – 11am
9:30–10:30 am Elementary School
11:00–12:00 pm Middle and High School
Here is our semester overview for Winter/Spring 2023:
January (1/13, 1/20, 1/27): ARTIST STUDY: LEONARDO DA VINCI/ HUMAN FIGURE AND PROPORTIONS
Da Vinci is known as one of the most remarkable men in history. Artist, poet, composer, architect, scientist, mathematician, and inventor – he is well known for many different things! We will focus on, and draw inspiration from, Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. DaVinci believed the image connected human form to the universe. An important element of the Vitruvian man defines figure proportions (arm spans relation to height), which will be discussed as well as other figure drawing guidelines.
In this study students will learn drawing techniques, value/shading, planning/mapping, measuring, composition, as well as learn about the Italian Renaissance and Da Vinci in art history.
February (2/3, 2/10, 2/17): ARTIST STUDY: LOUISE BOURGEOIS / PRINTMAKING & SYMBOLISM
Louise Bourgeois was a French-American artist whose career spread across eight decades from the 1930s to 2010. She is one of the great figures of contemporary and modern art, best known for her large scale sculptures and installations, inspired by her memories and experiences. Bourgeois refers to spiders as her most successful subject. She used the spider to portray her mother as a protector and tapestry maker (weaving her webs).
In this study students will learn printmaking technique, drawing skills, the use of line as value, positive/negative space, composition, as well as learn about contemporary art and Louise Bourgeois in art history.
March (3/3, 3/10, 3/17): ARTIST STUDY: ALEXANDER CALDER / COLOR, SHAPE AND DESIGN
Alexander Calder was an American artist born just outside of Philadelphia. He is known for inventing wire sculptures and the mobile, a type of kinetic art which relied on careful weighting to achieve balance and suspension in the air. Calder was a mechanical engineer turned sculptor, who was drawn to and inspired by the circus. His colorful works incorporate elements of humor and chance into their structure.
In this study students will learn sculptural techniques, planning/ design, color mapping, pattern, balance/harmony, movement as well as learn about Kinetic art and Alexander Calder in art history.
April (3/31, 4/21, 4/28): HISTORICAL STUDY: EGYPTIAN ART/ HIEROGLYPHS/ VISUAL LANGUAGE
Hieroglyphs are works of art in themselves. Each image stands for an object, concept, or phonetic sound. A form of pictorial writing and drawing, hieroglyphs hold their place in art education for not only their artistic elements but also as a segway to visual language. Fluency in visual language not only enriches the overall understanding of art and the world, but also greatly influences creativity, empathy, and critical thinking.
In this study students will create their own name using Egyptian hieroglyphs, then flash forward to modern day to design their own “GIF”- an image that conveys a message in visual language.
Semester Make-Up Class TBD
Art in Mind reserves the right to cancel due to low enrollment or emergency situations. We will notify you if this occurs and refund accordingly. Dates/times subject to change.
Due to the limited space in each class, we cannot issue refunds or store credit if you must cancel your registration with less than 14 days notice of the program start date. If you need to cancel more than 14 days prior to your program, we can only issue store credit for 50% of the amount you paid unless we are able to fill your spot in the program.