Basics in Art

Teacher Name: Amanda Espinosa
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Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: none
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $35.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 4th-6th
Minimum Class Size: 8
Maximum Class Size: 18
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Class Time: 6th hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: No more than 1 hour a week to finish assignments

Required Materials or Books:
Folder for handouts, drawing/sketch pad (at least 8.5″ by 11″)
Basic art supplies- drawing pencils (2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B)
charcoal pencils, erasers (pink pearl or art gum)
1 set of oil pastels
1 fine tipped and regular tipped Sharpie marker
1 set of watercolors
1 set of watercolor brushes.

All of these supplies can be purchased at Hobby Lobby or Michaels and are reasonably priced, especially if you use coupons from their websites.

Materials do not need to be purchased prior to attending class, but will be needed to complete class work. These supplies are for students personal use in class and at home.

Class Description:
Students will be introduced to different techniques and materials used in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and collage. Students will have the opportunity to experiment, refine their skills and explore observational exercises with age appropriate concepts. Elements of art and principles of design will be emphasized in each lesson, as well as higher order critical thinking skills and problem solving. This class will be the springboard for combining an enjoyment of art and the basic skills and knowledge in order to create really amazing pieces of art.

About Amanda Espinosa

Amanda Espinosa earned a BA in Studio Art from Baylor. She has instructed students from Pre-K through 5th grade in both public school and private school settings. She helped develop the art program and curriculum while teaching art at two Waco ISD elementary schools. She is currently teaching at a private school and homeschooling her oldest child. She greatly enjoys teaching Art to students of all ages and stages!