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1 hour class
Meets weekly for 12 weeks per semester

$285 for spring semester

Begins the week of Jan. 8

"It's like a book club and an art class in one!"

Drawing and shading with pencil

Using blending tools

Drawing and shading with pens


Acrylic Painting

Mixing colors

Cut paper

Draw and shade  basic shapes

Composition Stratagies


Art Skills


The book club/history presentation part of the class (the first 15 minutes) will cover a person or event or specific book. You'll receive a syllabus with a list of topics for each week and recommended books. You can purchase books from Beautiful Feet Books, or find a library book on the topic. A few books will be highly recommended, like "Little House on the Prairie" and others that we will spend a few weeks on and hope all students will read those and participate in the book discussion.

Click below to watch the webinar:

First Semester: Early America


Second Semester: Modern America

Here's what people are saying about these classes:

"My daughter LOVES Ms Maddie!"

"Ms Maddie's class is fun! She is really kind."

"I enjoy the discussions about the books. Even if I haven’t read the story, she talks about it, and I can get a good understanding of the story and still participate in the discussion.  She walks us through all the steps and teaches lots of techniques for sketching and painting."

"I always like the end product." 

From Parents:

"The instructors are super encouraging and do a great job of building value in each student’s contributions to the study of “art.”  Neither of my children are natural artists, but they sure do feel more accomplished by the end of each class. The confidence boost is an added bonus. The girls are learning useful foundational skills that can be and are being applied to areas outside of class. The parent communication and class organization of each instructor is clear and easy to follow. The reading pace and selection of the books pair nicely with the Foundations cycle. We’ll be back again next year! "
It takes 6 students for a class to go, so if you can't make the day and times listed, get some friends to sign up on the waitlist and we may be able to open another session! (If a class has less than 6 students, we'll contact you to see if you can move to another session or help us find a few more students to fill it up.)

Please download this PDF for a complete supply list. 

Second Semester Books:

John Muir, Candlewick Biographies 


Through My Eyes, the Story of Ruby Bridges, Ruby Bridges


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Konigsburg

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