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Drawing Exploration Through Picture Books for Grades K-2 (11:00)

Drawing Exploration Through Picture Books for Grades K-2 (11:00)



Course: Drawing Exploration Through Picture Books— Words & Pictures for Grades K-2

Instructor: Florbela Nienaber


Price: $290

Class Description: This year we will be using picture books to draw from inspiration. Learn to draw with simple shapes, character creation inspiration from picture book illustrations and making it our own, collage, storytelling from book of the week (time permitting); and a touch of art history or artist biographies are just some areas covered throughout the year.

Curriculum: Instructor developed

Homework Requirements: none

Duration: 28 weeks

Books and Supplies required for purchase by families

Canson (or similar) Mix Media pad 9x12 90-140lbs paper weight—with perforated pages; drawing pencils or a 2b pencil; eraser; scissors; glue stick; waterproof black marker or black zig writer round tip (Amazon); Crayola Twistables colored pencils; Tempera paint sticks on amazon.

Zig Writer Link

Plastic tool boxes or plastic craft boxes with handles are great to hold art supplies. Plastic binders with separate dividers are great to hold art work.

Grading: n/a

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 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. Florbela has attended children's literature writing & illustration conferences and has participated in writing critique groups. Over the years she’s taught art to budding artists in the community and homeschool groups. On weekdays she homeschools her two girls, then opens her Kernersville studio to art and pottery classes for both children and adults. Florbela appreciates real life experiences and exploring art on a personal level, without pressure just opportunity and meeting people wherever they are on their art journey. She enjoys inspiring students by encouraging them to try something new, and to learn to observe. Through her visual art classes students will start to see how they can use their skills in the real world, as they explore different styles. 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. Art as a spiritual observation of God’s creation through their God given gifts. How fabric and textiles are made, teaching, art historians, life as a studio artist, book illustrators, sculptors, or a platform for graphic art; are just some ways students may make a connection to professions in the arts.

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