Year-long class: 30 weeks
Live online for 1.5 hours each week
Each Class consists of:
Art History (How to READ a painting)
History Related to the Artist
Reviews of Student Work
Drawing Lesson, Painting Lesson
A Short Devotion
No prior art experience necessary. All levels welcome.
Dual enrollment option (for an additional fee)
Students enrolled in Art History can get college credit for an additional fee.
Click for more information.Registration will open for DE in April. Register for the class first.
Bryan College offers a $500/year scholarship to students who have completed Paint Your Way Through Art History and later go to Bryan College. Request a certificate of completion from firstname.lastname@example.org to send to your admissions counselor. You do not have to have done the dual enrollment to qualify.
All times are Eastern Standard Time (East Coast)
Choose one session to attend live each week:
Monday Noon EST to 1:30 (Led by Courtney Sanford)
Monday 3:00 to 4:30 Eastern time (Courtney Sanford)
Tuesday 1:00 to 3:30 Eastern Time (Courtney Sanford)
Wednesday 3:00 to 4:30 Eastern time (Jennifer Whitaker, includes history recordings by Courtney Sanford)
Thursday 3:00 to 4:30 (Jennifer Whitaker, includes history recordings by Courtney Sanford)
ALL CLASSES ARE RECORDED SO YOU CAN WATCH LATER IF YOU MISS A CLASS
Paint Your Way Through Art History is the most important art class to take. I begin with cave paintings and go through all the big art movements to the present and discuss worldview/philosophy and history related to the paintings. For example, Monet’s daughter was captured and tortured by the Nazis in WWII and he stayed in France when all the other modern artists fled…Georgia’ O’keeffe’s brother was killed in the trenches in WWI. (Plus happier stories, like the rise of the Renaissance and the Dutch Golden Age.) It helps students see how the current worldview got to the point that it is and helps them choose a Biblical worldview intentionally and not get sucked into the current worldview.
The Companion book, Reflections on Art History will be used in this class. It isn't required, but it is very helpful. You can find the book in the SHOP (check the top menu bar for SHOP)
Students provide their own art supplies. If you shop by clicking the links at the right, Delightful Art Co. will get a commission which we will use to help reach more Christian art students.
This class goes well with Classical Conversation's Challenge II's Western Cultural History strand. The 12 artists in Challenge 2 are covered in this class. (You do not need to be in Classical Conversations to take the class.)
Students will need a laptop with a camera and mic with which they will participate in class discussions and show their artwork.
Note: tuition is per student. If siblings take the class, they both pay tuition.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Videos are intended for use by the purchaser only. Not intended for sharing outside your family with others or showing in a group setting. If you wish to watch the videos with others outside your family, please have all students pay for the class. These videos are not intended to be shown during Challenge II. By purchasing the course, you agree to these terms and conditions.
REGISTRATION FEE (included in the price of the class: $80 if you pay for the year in full or $50 per semester if you pay per semester)
IS NON-REFUNDABLE. Transfers between sessions of the same class are possible if space allows.
What students are saying about this class:
"There's so many styles and ideas and things to try! It helped me grow in my art and learn about history at the same time."
"I loved learning about how the artists tied into history and linked up with each other - but also I loved painting, getting new ideas and opportunities, and getting feedback on it."
"I loved the history aspect of it, but I also really loved the chatting and intimacy of the class."
"The teacher is insanely nice and at the end of the class you’ve learned more about art history than you knew there even was."
"Honestly my favorite part was at the end when I could talk to Mrs. Sanford and create a bond and share my art."
"It's a very fun class and you learn about art history in depth!"
"I have improved a lot over these semesters with Mrs. Sanford. I have learned so much about all kinds of techniques and had so much fun along the way!"
"Mrs. Sanford is an excellent teacher and everyone should give her classes a try!"
"The historical context coupled with the emphasis on technique makes for a truly fresh perspective on the vast realm of art."
"The teacher is great and the projects are fun."
"I love painting, but I really liked branching out and trying drawing. I learned alot of technique. Really liked the history too."
"I liked hearing about the lives of the artists because it gave me an entirely new understanding and perspective of the painting! I really enjoyed being able to share the paintings with everyone else on the website I love my teacher and the people in my class and I am so grateful the we have the technology to be able to learn like this! Especially since I am all the way on the other side of the world!"
Supply List (You may make substitutions)
Strathmore Hard Back, Mixed Media Art Journal 11 x 14
Acrylic Paint in 5 colors: Mars Black, titanium white, Phthalo Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Fine tip black felt tip pen, and wide tip like a Sharpie
Variety of brushes including a 1 inch flat and a size 8 round
Colored Markers, any brand
Colored paper: construction paper or scrapbooking paper
Gold foil sheets or flakes
White Gesso (a primer)
Drawing pencils in a variety of hardness
White eraser and needed eraser
Charcoal pencil or stick
Ruler (a 14 inch if you can find it)
The book: "Reflections on Art History" (available only on this website shop...click SHOP above)
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Jar for rinse water
Poster board to protect your table
Plastic plate for mixing paint
Paper towel or rag
Sketch book or copy paper
Container to keep everything in
Students enrolled in Paint Your Way Through Art History can get college credit through Bryan College.
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