Drawing Perspectives & Illustration for Grades 6-8 ( 9:00)
Course: Drawing Perspectives & Illustration: Conveying Emotion Visually Grade: 6-8
Instructor: Florbela Nienaber
Curriculum: Self developed
Required Art Supplies:
- Drawing pencils (mechanical pencil or 2b pencil and an eraser), coloring pencils, markers or watercolor brush pens (pick one or bring all three for a variety
- Canson Mixed media pad 90-140lbs weight with perforation holes
- Dual tip ZIG writer pen, or .05mm COPIC multiliner ink pen/assort pens (waterproof).
- Watercolor Brush Pens
ART/SUPPLIES HOLDER (optional): Plastic tool boxes or plastic craft boxes with handles are great to hold art supplies. Plastic binders with separate dividers are great to hold artwork.
Homework Description: n/a
Course Duration: 26 weeks
Course Description: Color theory, observation, creative solving skills, critical thinking through perspective drawing studies, buildings, animals, characters through illustration/storytelling, character collage, words & pictures creative brainstorming sessions. Visual emotion through perspective and character studies. I appreciate real life experiences and exploring art on a personal level, without pressure just opportunity, and meeting people wherever they are on their art journey. I like to inspire my students and encourage them to try something new. During visual art class, students will start to see how they can use their skills in the real world, as we explore different styles in later years. The skills they learn in visual arts can help them get a better understanding of whether art to them is a means of relaxation from a stressful world, a spiritual observation of God’s creation and their God given gifts; connections in the real world to fabric and textile artists, teaching, art historians, curators, studio artists, entertainment, illustrators or a platform for graphic art.
This class is taught by Florbela Nienaber. Florbela attended Valencia 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. Florbela has attended children’s literature writing & illustration conferences and has participated in writing critiques groups. During her children’s elementary years she taught art to budding artists in the community and homeschooling groups. On weekdays she homeschools her two girls, but some evenings and weekends she opens her studio to art & pottery classes for both children and adults in Kernersville.