Art Class Volume 3

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Art Class Volume 3

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Lesson 9: IT'S NOT JUST BLACK & WHITE - You'll focus on the art element of VALUE - the lightness or darkness of your subject matter. Learn to achieve high or low contrast in a drawing. Supplies needed: #2 Pencil, 3 Sheets of White Paper - 8 1/2 by 11 is fine, Black or Dark Grey Charcoal Pencil, Black Sharpie Marker.

Lesson 10: TONE, SHADE & SHADOW - One of the hardest things to draw is a sphere. You'll learn easy techniques to do just that with your pencil. You'll make a circle appear 3D using tone, shade and shadow. Supplies needed: #2 Pencil, White Eraser or Gray Kneaded Eraser, 2 Sheets of White Paper - 8 1/2 by 11, Softer Drawing Pencil - 4B, Round Thing to Trace, like a plastic lid to a margarine tub or the bottom of a can.

Lesson 11: COLOR, COLOR, COLOR - There's more to color than a rainbow! Make your own color wheel! Learn about primary, secondary, warm and cool colors as you jump into the world of drawing with color. Supplies needed: #2 Pencil, White Eraser or Gray Kneaded Eraser, 2 Sheets of White Paper - 8 1/2 by 11, Set of Colored Pencils, Round Thing to Trace, like a plastic lid to a margerine tub or the bottom of a can, Large Coin or other smaller circle to trace.

Lesson 12: COMPLEMENTS & INTERMEDIATES - Focus on color complements (opposites) and intermediate colors. They are so important for achieving accurate shadows and realism in your drawings! Supplies needed: #2 Pencil, White Eraser or Gray Kneaded Eraser, 1 Sheet of White Paper - 8 1/2 by 11, 1 Sheet Black Paper, Set of Colored Pencils, Your Color Wheel from last lesson, Basic Set of Crayons.

Bonus Lesson: THE JOY OF ART with Jim Pence - Supplies needed: 2 Gallon Jugs of Water (e.g., cut off top of plastic gallon milk containers), Paper Towel, Pad of Watercolor Paper, Round Tip Large Brush, #2 Pencil, Crayola EXTREME Fluorescent Pencil (Jim uses Glacier Yellow), Craft Plastic Foam Broad Brush, Fine Point Black Permanent Marker, Broad Point Black Permanent Marker, Pair of Scissors, Watercolor Set (16 Colors or more), See The Light Black Light.

Tone, shade, shadow, color, and more

Review by H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting (Posted on 1/29/14)
My children love art class!

Review by Lea H @ Virtuous Foundations (Posted on 2/21/12)

My children love art class! Yes, even my three-year-old. He’s actually forming his alphabet letters, and I know the drawing skills he uses for See the Light has sped up the process.

Today I am reviewing Art Class #3.

Lesson 9 talks about Value and Contrast in drawing. It was very interesting to me to hear the difference in light and dark pencils. If you’re like me, you never knew there was anything other than you’re typical #2! Pat goes into a thorough, yet simple, explanation into the differences between the hard graphite pencils (pencils H through 6) and the soft graphite pencils (B-6B). The harder the pencil, the lighter the mark, and the softer pencils make the darkest lines. I found it fascinating. She went on to explain that if you have a regular ol’ #2 pencil you can change the pressure to change the value. Pat also teaches about high vs. low contrast and showed us some drawings from famous artists.

Lesson 10 teaches how to Draw a Sphere using Tone, Shade, and Shadow. Pat shows how through using light, medium and dark tones you can create a 3-D sphere. Using top left as a light source, you begin with light strokes, adding medium pressure, and then ending with darker pencil strokes at around “3 to 6 o’clock” to finish the work. It sounds so simple once you know how to do it. Pat taught to draw along the edge of the circle, and I caught my 3-year-old son using that advice when he was coloring in a snowman!

Lesson 11 is all about Color! It was really fun making a color wheel. We learned so much about primary, secondary, warm and cool colors. Pat reminds us God created all the colors of the universe, and how green reminded her of Psalm 23.

Lesson 12 is about Color Complements and Intermediates. We learned that color complements are opposite colors (red and green); intermediate colors are those in-between. Intermediate colors are made from primary colors and secondary colors. All this talk of colors reminded Pat of the story of Joseph and she read Genesis 37:3 from her Bible. We learned pink is not a color – it is a tint of red. Adding white to a pure hue, such as blue, creates a tint. Adding black created a shade. My kids were impressed, and even I learned something.
Authentic teaching

Review by Realitymom (Posted on 1/22/12)

Pat Knepley's personality is great! She's warm, enthusiastic, encouraging. Reminds me of a really good art class when I was in school. I also like the authenticity of her presentation. Sometimes she has to do something a couple of times to get it right - kids appreciated that too.

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