Basics in Art

Teacher Name: Riki Yarbrough
Teacher Email:
Tuition: 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: 4th-6th
Minimum Class Size: 8
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: yes
Class Time: 6th 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 chalk pastels
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 to have at least 30 blank pages.

Class Description:
Middle school students will be introduced to the advanced skill building within 2-D and 3-D foundations, which will include developing techniques in drawing, painting, ceramics, and collage. Students will have the opportunity to experiment, refine their skills and explore different artists and styles of art 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. No experience is needed and projects are great for any level! Very few, if any, projects will be repeated if a student has had this class before.

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.