If you ask any artist, the only way to get better is through hands-on practice. You have to make a lot of art to get to the good art! Art club is a way for students to practice and build their skills in a semi-directed environment. Digital and traditional art students are both welcome in this class.
Art Club will be a combination of art history and practical art-making. Each day, we will focus on a different aspect of art-making. For example, the instructor may introduce the concept of a limited palette by discussing a piece of artwork. This will be followed by a mini-lesson and an art-making prompt for students to work on during class. Students will be required to complete their piece of artwork and upload it to Canvas before the next class.
General Class Schedule:
8:00 - 8:10 - Image discussion with class
8:10 - 8:25 - Instructor mini-lesson or demo
8:25 - 8:45 - Sketching based on prompt & demo
8:45 - 8:55 - Instructor critique of last week’s illustrations (rotated selection)
8:55 - 9:00 - Homework review & Q&A
The class will be graded by participation only. If students participate, they will receive a "100." If not, they will receive a "0" on that assignment (unless previously arranged with the instructor). The expectation is for students to spend approximately 2 hours each day on their art project.
Summer theme: Woodcut Prints
Instructor: Liz Greaser, M.L.I.S.
Age Level: 12 - adult
Grade Level: rising 7th grade and above
Minimum Enrollment: 6
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Tuition per Semester: $40
Class Meets: One week only -- June 21 - 24 (Monday through Thursday), 8:30 - 9:30 AM Pacific
Depending on the student's artistic interest, a set of art supplies is required:
For digital students, they need to have access to a tablet with their preferred drawing program or a computer with access to Photopea or Adobe Photoshop. Digital students must be comfortable with their selected software. Instruction in specific digital software will not be part of the class, though questions are always welcome.
For traditional students, they should have a sketchbook (7x10 or larger) and access to drawing materials (ink pens, 2B or 4B pencils) and color-making materials (acrylic paint, watercolor set, 36-colored pencil set or professional markers). For example, if your art student prefers to work with acrylic paints, she does not need to purchase colored pencils, markers or watercolors. Acrylic paint is her medium, but she will need access to ink pens and drawing pencils. Students need to be comfortable in the use of their medium. Instruction in specific color medium will not be part of the class, though questions are welcome. Traditional students also need access to a camera (or scanner) to record and upload their creations.
Please contact the instructor if you have any additional questions.
Liz Greaser, M.L.I.S.
Liz Greaser has been teaching homeschool art classes for the last few years and recently received her Florida teacher’s certification in art education. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science and an AMS-accredited Montessori credential. She has worked as a librarian, adjunct professor, homeschool parent, and Montessori teacher. She spent five years making computer science more accessible for children through the use of Lego robotics and the programming language, Scratch. She has a passion for creative activities and you will often find her drawing, writing, knitting or following her children’s latest interests. She and her husband enjoy discovering new things, making stuff and helping their children to craft their own learning adventure. She and her family live in north Florida, where they are still two hours from the beach.