MinorBrushes™ Art Classes
Mrs. McColl meets with each young artist individually to assess their baseline art skills.
All supplies are provided. Young artists are taught art techniques, color theory, art history, elements and processes through the creation of their own unique works of art. Providing a safe and comfortable learning environment increases children's communication skills, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and vocabulary.
Art is important because it encompasses all the developmental domains in child development. Art activities also help children's social and emotional development. Children learn about themselves, peers and their community through art and through the activities of art they build self-esteem.
"The goal is to assist children in becoming vocal creative thinkers, innovators and positive risk takers. Because our future relies on each generation to make things better!" Mrs. McColl
When more than one student is in the session it is a great time for students to review one another's work in a small, informal critique. Constructive criticism teaches everyone more about what and how we see other's work, and it encourages the proper way to give and receive positive feedback; building proper communication skills.
Basic Drawing great for new students (light sketching, repetition, line quality, inking, color pencil shading)
Classical Drawing (capturing distances, angles and more)
Abstract Art brush strokes, experimenting with color, motion art styles (Jackson Pollack)
Acrylic Painting (brush styles, paint brushes maintenance, color theory, grid method transfer, pointillism and more)
Cross Hatching (classical drawing, simple hatching, cross hatching)
Block Printing (graphite transferring, block carving, high contrast design, ink printing, mounting)
Manga (manga face proportions, character design, body proportions and more)
Graphite Drawing (Advanced Classical Drawing, graphite shading, stumps and tortillions, eraser shields)
Portraiture (facial proportions, compressed charcoal, vine charcoal etc.)
Oil Pastel (application, color mixing)
Still Life (composition, drawing from life, shape/form, light theory and rendering, training the eye)
Papier-Mache (requires extra creativity to design a hybrid creature)
Clay (requires extra creativity to design using tools to attach forms)
Interior Perspective (advanced drawing techniques of buildings interior and exterior) Students learn Vanishing points one and two point perspective Students will also learn other perspective techniques throughout other project series. This project is specifically for interiors of buildings and structures)
more options coming...