A-G & HS Electives

The 7 Elements of Art

2-6 students A-G & HS Electives Critical Thinking Drawing General Painting

Do you have a creative and aspiring artist at home? Or maybe you are looking for a fun elective for your student? Look no further! Ms. Hillary will show that being a good artist isn't just about drawing or painting well, it's also about learning how to observe and see what is in front of you.

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Class Schedule(s)

Feb. 3, 2022 - March 24, 2022

Cost $215

Grades 6-12

Meets One time for 8 weeks on Thursday

Time 10:00AM - 10:55AM PST

Class Description

In this class we'll focus on the building blocks or foundation of all art. These 7 elements are: Line, Space, Shape, Texture, Form, Color, and Value.  We will also learn through the study of famous artists and their works. By taking the time to learn about others' art we connect to the past and practice critical thinking.

In class, students will build self confidence while they share their work as well as comment on their classmates' work.  Unless we are working on something abstract, I encourage using observation to create art by having the object in front of you. For example: if I were drawing an apple, while looking at an actual apple, I can better notice the shape, color, highlights and shadows. If I relied on my memory or worked from a photograph, I might miss these details. As artists, we are trying to create an illusion of something that is 3D, but on a 2D surface. 

All assignments will include at least one or more of the 7 elements of art. For example, we can learn about the different types of line and how to use it to create a dynamic composition, or understand how color can create a mood or a feeling. Come join in on the fun! Get creative, curious, and be inspired!

This class may be considered for elective credit for high school students. Please submit to your charter school for final approval.

Additional Information

Class size 2-6 students

Instructor will provide a list of needed supplies.  You don't need to purchase everything at once. I will let you know what we will need at the beginning of the semester. If you are local, I usually have extra supplies on hand if students need to borrow something. 

Prerequisites None

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About the Instructor

Hillary King

I have been teaching art for the past four years to K-12 as well as beginning adults. Before teaching art full time I was a preschool teacher for 10 years. I love inspiring confidence and creativity!

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