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Exploring the World of Art

Length: 46 lessons
Includes: Assortment of video and text-based lessons
Age/Grade: 3rd-12th Grade

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How to Use This Course

Whether your student wants to create three-dimensional art with cardboard or use oil pastels to create a detailed scene, Exploring the World of Art taught by Angela Beeson provides step-by-step art lessons in many different mediums for the elementary through high school student. The lessons need to be followed in order for each project, but projects can be done in whichever order the student desires. Each of the 12 projects is made up of 3-5 weeks of instruction at approximately 30 minutes per week. However, the time spent per week is up to you and your student, taking into consideration how detailed the project is and how meticulous the student is. Many lessons can quite easily cover an hour or more. You are always at liberty to make a lesson last more than a single day if it’s time-consuming. We recommend working for 30-45 minutes on a step, then taking a break or starting fresh on it the next day if your student is getting burned out or has other things they need to do.

Course Introduction

You are the artist in this course. I will go through many different mediums and subjects with you, but what you draw, paint, and create is up to you. You will not have to follow my example. I will go through techniques and give tips, but it is up to you to build on the information you know and on your skills throughout the weeks. I want you to learn how fun art can be and how you can create art no matter your skillset.

Each unit will introduce you to a different medium and subject. I want you to have the chance to use several mediums and subjects so you can not only have a more rounded art education, but so you can also discover your strengths and preferences as an artist. I’ve discovered over the years that there are certain mediums of art in which I excel, others I really enjoy even if I’m not amazing at them, and others I just don’t enjoy as much or show as much talent for. There’s nothing wrong with liking some mediums better than others; it’s good to recognize your strengths and weaknesses as an artist so you can excel at your strengths while working on polishing and improving your weaker skills.

The mediums and techniques we cover are as follows:

  • Oil pastels
  • Watercolors
  • White colored pencil
  • Pointillism with acrylics
  • Drawing with pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Mosaics with paper
  • 3D art with cardboard
  • Other paper art

If you have questions about the course as you go along, feel free to contact me at abeeson@theoldschoolhouse.com.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy Exploring the World of Art!

Your teacher,

Angela Beeson

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Unit 1: Colored pencil drawing – Animals

  • Lesson one: Pencil sketch
  • Lesson two: Adding color
  • Lesson three: Full value range in color
  • Lesson four: Final details

Unit 2: Pencil drawing and water colors – Human figure

  • Lesson one: Simplifying the shapes in the body
  • Lesson two: Drawing the outline
  • Lesson three: Painting the figure
  • Lesson four: Final details and shading

Unit 3: 3D Cardboard sculptures

  • Lesson one: Sketching your pieces
  • Lesson two: Cutting out your pieces
  • Lesson three: Painting your pieces
  • Lesson four: Gluing it together

Unit 4: Watercolors – Food

  • Lesson one: Pencil sketch
  • Lesson two: Adding color
  • Lesson three: Final details

Unit 5: Markers – Faces

  • Lesson one: Learning the basics
  • Lesson two: Drawing noses, eyes, and mouths
  • Lesson three: Pencil and marker sketch

Unit 6: Monochrome (oil) pastel – Jungle scene

  • Lesson one: Line drawing
  • Lesson two: Adding foreground colors
  • Lesson three: Adding background colors
  • Lesson four: Final details and blending

Unit 7: White colored pencil on black paper – Flowers

  • Lesson one: Line drawing
  • Lesson two: Adding heavy lines
  • Lesson three: Final details and shading

Unit 8: Acrylics and watercolors – Pointillism technique – Large animals

  • Lesson one: Basic techniques
  • Lesson two: Pencil sketch
  • Lesson three: Painting the background
  • Lesson four: Painting the foreground
  • Lesson five: Finishing details

Unit 9: Oil pastels – Landscapes and sunsets

  • Lesson one: Line drawing
  • Lesson two: Fill in colors
  • Lesson three: Final details and blending

Unit 10: Paper art – Patterned silhouette

  • Lesson one: Line drawing and sketches
  • Lesson two: Cutting out your pieces
  • Lesson three: Gluing and layering
  • Lesson four: Finishing it up

Unit 11: Paper art – Geometrics – Fruit

  • Lesson one: Line drawing
  • Lesson two: Cutting and arranging
  • Lesson three: Gluing
  • Lesson four: Gluing and finishing it up

Unit 12: Paper art – Mosaics

  • Lesson one: Pencil sketch
  • Lesson two: Cutting
  • Lesson three: Gluing
  • Lesson four: Gluing
  • Lesson five: Gluing and finishing it up

Completion of all 46 lessons can earn students one-quarter credit or more, depending on the time invested in learning the skills taught.

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