Classes

THRIVE Homeschool COOP

Art Supplies:

HB 2B 4B 6B  pencil, kneaded eraser (Koh-I-Noor)
Drawing pad (Strathmore 400, 8″ x 12″)
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paint set
Brush – Flat size 16 watercolor
Brush – Round #4 watercolor
Brush – Round #2 watercolor

September

11 Blind Contour (outlines) – objects

Graphite drawing – Objects x 2-4
• Bag full of objects to be drawn by feel, or ‘tactile’
0. Warm up with pencil grip and arm gestures
1. Pencil CAN leave on the drawing surface
2. Pencil CAN’T leave the paper surface
‘Formless and empty’ – Genesis 1:2 (have kids at home research to find where this phrase is in the Bible)

18 Blind Contour (outlines) – portraits

Graphite drawing – Faces x 4
• Self portrait by feel or ‘tactile’ x 2
• Partner portrait by seeing or ‘observation’ x 2
0. Warm up with pencil grip and arm gesture
1. Draw Pencil CAN leave the drawing surface
2. Pencil CAN’T leave drawing surface
‘The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground.’ Genesis 2:7

Principles: Hand-to-eye coordination, pencil grip / pencil weights, arm gestures, line quality, vocabulary

28 Shape & Value – night landscape pt. 1

Graphite drawing – Simple horizon with trees to
show positive / negative space
• Value scale from 0 – 5 __ __ __ __ __
• Use value scale to draw with moon and stars
‘And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.’ Genesis 2:7

Principles: Negative and positive space / value / vocabulary

October

2 Folding Fish Art

9 Shape & Value – day landscape pt. 2
Graphite drawing – Simple horizon with trees to
show positive / negative space
• Value scale from 0 – 5 __ __ __ __ __
• Use value scale to draw landscape with sun,
clouds, trees
‘And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.’ Genesis 2:7

Principles: Negative and positive space / value / vocabulary

16 Form

Graphite drawing – using cross hatching, lines,

stippling, pattern
• Square > Cube
• Triangle > Pyramid
• Circle > Sphere
Principles: Core shadow, cast shadow, midtone

23 Atmospheric Perspective – Water part 1

Underwater seascape or lakescape (photo ref.)
• Graphite and watercolor
• Choose ocean / lake creatures
• Create a an undersea scene to give
illusion of space and distance
• Grid technique
‘Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life.’ Genesis 1:20

Principles: Atmospheric perspective / size relationships / composition / vocabulary

30 Atmospheric Perspective – Water part 2

Underwater seascape or lakescape
• Complete project

November

6 Stripey Hands

13 Atmospheric Perspective – Water part 2
Underwater seascape or lakescape
• Complete project

20 Atmospheric / Size / Overlap Perspective
landscape part 1
Prairie or mountain (photo reference)
• Graphite and watercolor
• Choose time of day, season
• Must include foreground,
middle ground, background
• Grid technique

27 Atmospheric / Size / Overlap Perspective

landscape part 2 – graphite, watercolor
Prairie or mountain
• Complete project

Principles: Atmospheric perspective / size relationships / composition / vocabulary

December

4 Leaves / Grass / Branches / Bugs

– graphite, watercolor part 1
• The Golden Mean (basic composition)
• Choose photo reference
• Grid technique
• Must include foreground, middle
ground, background

Principles: Atmospheric perspective / size relationships / composition / Golden Mean / vocabulary

11 Leaves / Grass / Branches / Bugs

– graphite, watercolor part 1
• Complete project

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