CT Art

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Shaving Cream Painting

Long Neck Lady inspired by the
work of Tom Barnes
Michael, age 10
 
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You can download a registration form here. To see the 2014/15 schedule please click here.


The age groups have changed for several classes. At the end of last year all students were given recommendations for the 2013/14 school year. If you have any questions about the appropriate level please email us and we'll help.

Level 1: Basic Drawing (1.0 hour) 5 year olds
Projects in this class are designed to guide students in developing their drawing skills while encouraging self-expression and individual creativity. Most of the lessons are guided, with the teacher showing how to break the subject matter down into basic art elements. Students will have their own vision and build on the instructions to create their own finished piece. The non-competitive, friendly atmosphere allows students to take risks and try new things. Subject matter includes: animals, sea life, still life, art history, the human form, buildings, vehicles, and different cultures.

Level 1 students will be able to:
- Recognize and identify: line, shape, color, texture, value, space (art elements)
- Identify and name primary and secondary colors, warm and cool colors
- Develop a vocabulary of art terminology
- Understand, interpret, and create guided drawings.
- Begin to make personal creative choices
- Distinguish vertical and horizontal compositions
- Identify foreground, middle ground, and background placement
- Use materials appropriately
MEDIA: Markers, watercolors, chalk pastel, oil pastel
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Level 2: Basic Drawing (1.5 hours)
Younger 6 - 7 years, Older 8 - 10 years

This class is similar to Level 1: Basic Drawing but is designed for children with longer attention spans who are ready for more challenges. The additional time allows students to develop and complete their projects. We offer both a Younger and Older Level 2 class - the older class will work on projects that include more detail and begin to add basic shading.

Level 2 students will be able to:
- Identify and use: line, shape, color, texture, value, space (art elements)
- Recognize and identify: balance, symmetry, center of interest (principals of art)
- Identify and name primary, secondary and tertiary colors, complimentary and analogous colors
- Develop a vocabulary of art terminology
- Understand, interpret, and create guided drawings. · Continue making personal creative choices
- Preplan drawings thinking about composition, center of interest, foreground, middle ground, background, and vertical and horizontal orientation of page
- Begin to understand the concept of shading to create volume and three dimensionality
- Gain exposure to observational drawing (drawing from actual objects)
- Use materials appropriately
MEDIA: Markers, watercolors, chalk pastel, oil pastel
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Level 3: Drawing/Mixed Media (1.5 hours) 11 -13 year olds

This class is for students who are ready to take their art skills to the next level. Students will begin drawing more independently. Guidance is provided on an “as needed” basis leading students through the decision making process involved in creating art. Some lessons will be guided; others will be based on drawing from imagination as well as 3-D objects. Shading, creating volume, beginning perspective, and composition will all be introduced. We will work towards developing finished pieces.

Level 3 students will be able to:
- Identify and use: line, shape, color, texture, value, space (art elements)
- Identify and use all of the principals of art in the Artist’s Toolbox: balance, symmetry, center of interest, movement, repetition, and harmony
- Identify and name primary, secondary and tertiary colors, complimentary and analogous colors – color mixing, color theory
- Develop a vocabulary of art terminology
- Consistently preplan and create preliminary drawings
- Learn to critically evaluate artwork
- Use shading/modeling to create volume and three dimensionality
- Gain continued exposure to observational drawing (drawing from actual objects)
Gain exposure to one and two point perspective
Use materials appropriately
MEDIA: Markers, watercolors, chalk pastel, oil pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite pencils
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Level 4: Drawing/Mixed Media (1.5 hours) 13 -15 year olds - This class is appropriate for middle school students who are comfortable with their drawing skills.

Level 4 is designed for students who have been in Level 3 class for at least a year, more likely 2+ years. Students in this class will be challenged to work at an increasingly higher level, Independent drawing skills and a willing attitude are necessary. If you are new to the school we're happy to help you determine the right level. Email us to ask questions or to schedule a free trial class.

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Level 5: Drawing/Mixed Media
(2 hours) 15 -18 year olds - Independent drawing skills are necessary. This class is for students who are comfortable with their drawing skills and ready to take them to the next level. Many projects will be independent. the class is primarily for high school students and can be used as a time for portfolio development.

Find your creative expression while exploring drawing and painting techniques. This is an intermediate level fine arts drawing and painting class. Projects will be based on studies of 3-D objects, photographs, the human form, art history and more. Emphasis will be on independent projects, creating complete compositions starting with thumbnail sketches, shading, color theory, and perspective. We’ll explore a variety of different techniques and media. Students will work on independent projects.

*Depending on the media and projects students choose there may be an additional fee for supplies or a supply list will be given.

Level 5 students will be able to:
- Show mastery of the art elements
- Show mastery of the principals of art
- Identify and name primary, secondary and tertiary colors, complimentary and analogous colors – color mixing, color theory
- Develop a vocabulary of art terminology
- Consistently preplan and create preliminary drawings
- Discuss and critique artwork
- Accurately use of shading/modeling to create volume and three dimensionality
- Concentrate on observational drawing (drawing from actual objects)
Create one and two point perspective drawings
- Plan and creates independent works of art
- Begin portfolio preparation
- Use materials appropriately
MEDIA: Markers, watercolors, chalk pastel, oil pastel, colored pencil, graphite pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, acrylics
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Adult Classes - Please email us or call 860 432-3773 if you are interested and would like more information. Check out our new 3 Cheers for Art - Painting Parties for All Occasions

 

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