YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR: 5pm Tuesday African Art with Beth Deery
THIS CLASS IS FOR GRADES 4 - 8
Class runs 5pm - 6pm 8-week session February 11, 2013 - April 5, 2013
In this class, you will focus on traditional art in the African culture. Objects of art have many roles and are used for everyday life while others serve important social and religious functions. You will focus on diversity of the African continent and it’s differences in the arts.
You will create black ink paper designs using traditional African signs, symbols and patterns. Cut and torn paper will them be used to create a paper bowl.
In Africa, the use of animals in artwork isn't merely for show. Each animal has a specific meaning to the artist, and certain animals signify certain character qualities.
Choose your favorite African animal and design a wall mounted sculpture using newspaper, tape and paper mache. You will then choose symbolic colors to paint your animal while discussing color theory and mixing of colors in order to achieve the right mix and texture. Sand, Rock, String, Hair and other materials can be added to the paint.
Prime and paint an actual animal floor cloth modeled on zebra, leopard, giraffe hides. You will choose an african animal of choice to sketch and paint a "Faces of Africa" portrait in watercolors.
Enjoy an introduction to basic watercoloor techniques including solid wash, graded wash, wet on wet, drop color and dry brush application
All artwork will be on display for parents to view the last 15 minutes of class. lease feel free to come to our art class and enjoy Africa!
Supplies will be provided.
Tuition: $160.00 per student including basic supplies.