Students learn the basic art elements and terminology used in the world of fine art making through a fun and interactive way.
Level 1 is 1-hour class. Students experiment with various kinds of art materials and art styles. Learn about basics of art elements and principles of design. The curriculum is age-appropriate, fun and will develop students’ confidence in making creative decisions.
Level 2 is 1.5-hour class that enhances students’ creative thinking, observation ability, and problem solving skills. Students learn more about art forms, art materials, and art concepts such as form, color, lines, shapes, etc. They also learn about basics of “Ideation Process” that is the grass root of creative thinking. This course will build a solid foundation for the intermediate and advanced art programs.
Drawing courses focus on building fundamental drawing skills as well as creatively self-expression. The course is developed into three levels.
In level 1, students learn the most fundamental drawing skills. They will explore different drawing tools, different techniques for creating value, contour drawing, various paper surfaces for effect, and many other insights. Our school uses creative pedagogy. So students will draw from life and learn to create with their own insights.
Level 2 is aimed at further developing the skills students learned in Level 1. Students not only hone their skills drawing with line and value, but also explore local value concepts, perspectives, and ideas for creating the illusion of depth.
Painting courses focus on building fundamental painting skills as well as creatively self-expression. We have painting course that students will work with one media each semester. We also have Chinese painting course that focuses on Chinese traditional calligraphy and painting skills.
This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from still-life, landscape, and life models from observation will be geared towards realism; at the same time, various other painting styles could be explored. Color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized extensively. For each semester, students will focus on one type of media. Fall – Watercolor; Winter – Acrylic; Spring – Oil Painting.
Chinese Painting (7+)
This class teaches fundamentals and techniques of Chinese painting and calligraphy. Students will learn how to handle the Chinese painting brush, execute brush strokes correctly and artistically, control the flow of ink, and apply Chinese pigment paint. Students will also be introduced to famous painters and their artwork. Students will learn basic skills in drawing a variety of subjects such as flowers, birds, animals, and landscapes. This course also teaches basics of Chinese calligraphy. Each 1.5 hour class will be divided into 40 min Calligraphy and 50 min Chinese Painting.
We offer classes for students who really love art and potentially will develop portfolio for collage/university application. Students will develop a high quality portfolio for AP studio art or Collage application.
Students learn more about expressive rendering skills, composition, and other advanced concepts. Students explore more complex subjects such as figure drawing, portrait, and landscape. Another portion of this course is aimed at enhancing students’ creative and expressive abilities by encouraging them to experiment different drawing skills and explore the themes. This course connects with AP Portfolio course and prepares students with more advanced techniques.
The AP Art Portfolio is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written examination; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. Our school will help high school students to prepare their portfolios for the AP studio art course. Our AP Portfolio program will:
- Provide art students with the necessary skills to receive a good score on the College Board Ap Studio Art Portfolio Exam and qualify for college credit.
- Improve and strengthen high school students with a well-rounded foundation program for creating art.
- Inspire students to convey with a strong voice through visual elements.
- Encourage students to explore a variety of art media (we also offer instruction in digital art for high school students)
Information on portfolio preparation and digital submission can be found on the College Board website (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html).
In addition, our Portfolio class also help students who are interested to apply for art and design majors to prepare their portfolios. Please contact the school for more information.
|Creative Art Exploration (Age 5-8) Level 1 1Hr||Tuesday||6:30-7:30pm||Jiang|
|Creative Art Exploration (Age 5-8) Level 2 1.5Hr||Tuesday||6:30-8:00pm||Sarah|
|Drawing (Age 8+) Level 1 1.5Hr
|Drawing (Age 10+) Level 2 1.5Hr||Monday||3:30-5:00pm||Sarah|
|Painting (Age 7+) – Acrylic 1.5 Hr||Saturday||1:30-3:00pm||Gideon|
|Comic (Age 7+) 1.5 Hr||Saturday||3:15-4:45pm||Gideon|
|Chinese Painting & Calligraphy (Age 7+) 1.5 Hr||Saturday||1:30-3:00pm||Sarah|
|Maker’s Class (Age 7+) 1.5 Hr
We are proudly to be one of the Maker’s Camp affiliations: http://makercamp.com/explore
Winter/Spring Maker Theme: 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, Claymation.
|Pre-AP (11+) 2 Hr / AP and Portfolio (13+) 2 Hr||Wednesday||3:30-5:30pm||Sarah|