Art Explorations

Teacher Name: Riki Yarbrough
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Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: no
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $35.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 7th-12th
Minimum Class Size: 8
Maximum Class Size: 18
Midterm Enrollment: yes!
Class Time: 4th hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: little to none

Required Materials or Books:
Drawing/sketch pad (at least 8.5″ by 11″)- Bring everyday
Pencils and erasers (pink pearl or art gum)- Bring everyday
1 fine tipped and regular tipped Sharpie marker
1 set of pan watercolors (artist quality v. craft quality- Michael’s has a nice set for $5 that has lots of colors, but good quality paint)
1 set of oil pastels
All of these supplies can be purchased at Hobby Lobby or Michaels and are reasonably priced, especially if you use coupons from their websites. (This list has been changed a little from the previous list on the website.) Materials do not need to be purchased prior to attending class and do not need to be new. The sketchbook needs at least 30 pages.

Class Description:
Every person has been made with the God-given desire and ability to create. The aim of Art Explorations is to expand your skills and appreciation for art. Whether you are highly skilled or just beginning, this class will give you an opportunity to grow in your drawing, painting and visual media skills as well as learn from some of the great artists. You will learn about and explore the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design in order to create more effective art pieces. Through instruction and guided practice, you will learn how to develop the abilities and skills you already have while having fun!

About Riki Yarbrough

Riki Yarbrough studied art and mathematics at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and has taught both subjects in the public schools and private lessons. Both areas of study complemented each other well in graphic design, which she free-lanced for 20 years. Though she has explored various media over the years, she is currently working as a mixed media artist. In addition to her creative work, she teaches women’s Bible classes, and enjoys all things outdoors. She is blessed to have the opportunity to share with students an appreciation of art and to challenge their creative growth.