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Art - Animals, Art Elements, Color, Master Artists for Grades 6-8 (10:00)

Art - Animals, Art Elements, Color, Master Artists for Grades 6-8 (10:00)

Course Name: Art - Animals, Art Elements, Color, Master Artists for Grades 6-8
Grade Range: 6-8th
Instructor: Florbela Nienaber
Email:   (Phone: 336-782-1537)
Price: $295 for 28 weeks
Course Description: This year we will be covering all the art elements, color theory, and color schemes while we explore the animal kingdom. We’ll cover realism to modern animal design styles, with an emphasis on color. This class will be great for any artist wanting to learn how to draw animals, learn more about complimentary color combinations, limited palette combinations, and how to create interesting drawings. This is a great class for anyone that loves to draw, and wants to continue to grow as an artist from beginner to advance. Master Artists will be covered from time to time as we discuss topics such as, “what is the blue or pink period?” The skills learned in this class will elevate your student’s art. Understanding color is especially helpful from painting to coloring—with the use of any medium. 
Course Prerequisites: n/a
Curriculum used by Instructor: Created by instructor. 
Books & Supplies required for purchase by families: Use what you have already or you can purchase the following supplies on amazon. Canson (or similar) Mix Media pad 9x12 90-140lbs paper weight—with perforated pages; drawing pencils or 2b pencil; eraser; round dual-tip black zig writer (Amazon) or a wide tip sharpie; Betem dual-tip Acrylic Markers on amazon (These acrylic markers have become a new favorite. The more colors choices the better. Oil pastels would be great for this class too if you have them, and student enjoys working with them. I’ll show them how to use their mediums effectively.) Approx. $30-50 supplies.

Zig Writer Link

Betem Dual-tip Acrylic Markers Link
Note: Plastic tool boxes with handles are great to hold art supplies. If student prefers to create with certain mediums, they can carry multiple supply choices in their art tool box. Plastic accordion folders are great to hold art work when finished, and to turn in for end of the year showcase. I will have additional supplies in case they are needed.

Homework Requirements: n/a
Duration: 28 weeks
Grading: n/a
Course Credit: n/a
Teacher Bio: Teacher Bio: Florbela Nienaber attended Valencia Community College in Florida pursuing an education in Fine Arts. In addition she attended local community schools expanding her art skills and mediums.  A mentorship with a Disney Imagineer kickstarted her career in sculpting for Disney and Universal Studios.  Since then she's explored other art forms while raising her children. Inspired by children's literature, she took to creative writing. She got her start writing puppet scripts for her church, which later transitioned to short stories.  She’s attended children's literature writing & illustration conferences. Over the years she’s taught art to budding artists in the community and homeschool groups.  On Mondays you can find her in a classroom at FE teaching art to budding artists, 2021 was her first year and has been enjoying this community ever since. The rest of the week she homeschools her two girls. Her Kernersville home studio is open to art and pottery classes, art camps and private sessions, for both children and adults. Lately she’s been blessed to guide painting events for ladies ministries & fellowship at local churches as well. If you’d like her to come out to lead your church event, you can reach her at 336-782-1537.

Florbela appreciates real life experiences and exploring art on a personal level, without pressure just opportunity, and meeting young children to adults wherever they are on their art journey. Her teaching style focuses on inspiring students by encouraging them to have fun and try something new—she guides, makes suggestions and emphasizes the importance of learning how to observe. Florbela has been known to add other elements of study to her class, if she feels there’s a need to cover something which would benefit students. Through her visual art classes, and real life application, students will start to see how they can use their skills in the real world. The skills they learn in art class and the topics covered in class, can help them get a better understanding of what it means to be an artist. Whether art to them is a means of relaxation from a stressful world. If art to them is a spiritual observation of God’s creation through their God given gifts. Or what art career choices are available as they play with designs possibly used for fabric and textiles; teaching; art historians; life as a studio artist; book illustrators; sculptors; or a platform for graphic art.

Min/Max # of Students: 5/20
Method and Frequency of communication: Every other week by email

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