Physically active art class allows students to utilize the benefits of kinesthetic learning. Students will work with natural elements collected on the Narnia Campus and recycled materials found in our everyday surroundings. The collection of the materials will be a part of the artistic process, encouraging students to expand their creativity and discover the unique qualities of ordinary objects. In addition to our found objects, we will incorporate familiar art materials such as watercolors, food coloring, glue etc, to show students it does not take elaborate materials to create a masterpiece.
This class takes a dynamic approach towards art history with a hands-on explorations of famous artists through the centuries. We will be incorporating what we learn about different artists and their specific styles to inspire our own masterpieces. We will be creating both personal renditions of specific famous pieces, such as Monet's 'Water Lily Pond' or Van Gogh's "Starry Night' as well a applying an artist's technique and concept to create our own originals. This class is an excellent introduction to some of the major art movements and great artists ranging from classical to post-modern art.
ELEMENTARY CLASS: Simplified intro to the artists with a stronger focus on creating our own pieces.
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL: Dive deeper into the artist's concepts and cultivates a richer understanding of how style and technique can be utilized for self-expression.
Each week we create a new addition to our State-a-week Notebook. Each child can choose to cover the basics or go in depth on each topic, like the state bird, flower, coin, animal, mineral, foods, flag, license plates, famous places, famous people and so much more. Hands on coloring, cutting and pasting that even the teens enjoy, quick videos, research, posters, books, and a snack food that is famous in that state. Hawaiian pineapples, Alaskan ice cream, Georgia peaches, Wisconsin cheeses...
Each week we will explore a different area of a new culture. One week will be cooking cultural foods, one week will learn about the arts and complete an art project. Next weeks will cover language differences and cultural interests and history.
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This is an open lab for students to bring in writing assignments and have access to one on on guidance and feedback. Each lab will open with a brief tutorial covering various writing concepts, and can be tailored to the needs of the students. Ex: Pre-writing (developing an effective outline) Essay Fundamentals (creating coherent paragraphs, transitions and sentence flow) Style and Languange ( The importance of concise thoughts, sentence variety, adding emphasis) ....
Each week will explore new projects for kids like paper airplane concepts and design, Keva Plank challenges, paper marble run projects... Parent participation may be required for projects.
* SOME CLASSES MAY HAVE AN ADDITIONAL SUPPLY FEE of $5 to $45 - example robotics classes.