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Each week, students learn about an artist or art period and then create their own composition in imitation. We begin with cave paintings and go through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and all the way to modern abstractionists meeting Botticelli, Michelangelo, William Morris, Renoir, Pissarro, VanGogh, O'Keefe, Pollock, Warhol, and more! Each week I'll introduce an art technique such as mixing colors, brush drawing, figure drawing, portrait proportions, using the golden rectangle, composition, and more.... Students will create 29 compositions in a variety of mediums in a hard cover art journal, making a stunning portfolio of art history and displaying their skills.

ALL CLASSES ARE RECORDED SO YOU CAN WATCH LATER IF YOU MISS A CLASS

CAN'T MAKE THE SCHEDULED LIVE CLASSES? NO PROBLEM! JOIN ANY SESSION AND WATCH THE RECORDINGS WHENEVER IT'S CONVENIENT!

This class meets once a week for an hour and a half for 15 weeks each semester. Students usually need more time after class to finish their project. The amount of time they spend varies by student and project.

Students enrolled in Art History can get college credit. Click below for more information.

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Each week, students learn about an artist or art period and then create their own composition in imitation. We begin with cave paintings and go through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and all the way to modern abstractionists meeting Botticelli, Michelangelo, William Morris, Renoir, Pissarro, VanGogh, O'Keefe, Pollock, Warhol, and more! Each week I'll introduce an art technique such as mixing colors, brush drawing, figure drawing, portrait proportions, using the golden rectangle, composition, and more.... Students will create 29 compositions in a variety of mediums in a hard cover art journal, making a stunning portfolio of art history and displaying their skills.

This class meets once a week for an hour and a half for 15 weeks each semester. Students usually need more time after class to finish their project. The amount of time they spend varies by student and project.

Monday Noon EST to 1:30

Monday 3:00 to 4:30 Eastern time

Tuesday 1:00 to 3:30 Eastern Time

Tuesday 8:30pm Eastern Time (7:30pm during daylight savings time)

Wednesday 2:30 Eastern time (Led by Jennifer Whitaker)

ALL CLASSES ARE RECORDED SO YOU CAN WATCH LATER IF YOU MISS A CLASS

The Companion book, Reflections on Art History will be used in this class. It isn't required, but it is helpful. You can find the book in the SHOP (check the top menu bar for SHOP)

Live online class meets for an hour and a half once a week.

Students upload a photo of their work to a private chat room for review and feedback.

Homework time varies, most students spend at least another hour working on their project outside of class, some spend more as they are interested.

Students provide their own art supplies and do some of their work on their own (we will start projects together online and they'll finish them on their own spending as much time as they'd like- a couple of hours or as much as they'd like).

Classes will have three parts:

1) Discuss students' artwork that they've uploaded to our private forum

2) History Slide Show: a brief devotion and a look at the artist and history

3) Instruction and Practice: I will demonstrate and explain drawing, painting, and composition techniques, then we will create a piece of art together which is inspired

the artist we've just learned about. 

This class goes well with Classical Conversation's Challenge II's Western Cultural History strand. The 12 artists covered in CC's WCH are also used in this class as an art prompt.

 

Students will need a laptop with a camera and mic with which they will participate in class discussions and show their artwork. Students will also share their completed art in a private group where they can encourage each other.

Supply list will be sent automatically upon registration in a course info packet. Substitutions with supplies you already own are acceptable. 

If a student misses a class they can watch a recording of the class whenever it's convenient. 

Note: tuition is per student. If siblings take the class, they both pay tuition.

Registration Fee: $65

Early Bird Price per semester: $270 if paid by Aug. 1

After Aug. 1 tuition is $290 per semester.

First week of classes: August 22. 

Fall Break: the week of October 17

Thanksgiving Break: the week of November 21

Last week of classes: December 12

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.

Samples of student work are below. (This class has a variety of mediums- acrylic painting, drawing, lettering, gold foil, cut paper, and even splatter painting!)

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SYLLABUS:

Bryan College offers a $500/year scholarship to students who have completed Paint Your Way Through Art History. Request a certificate of completion from courtney@delightfulartco.com to send to your admissions counselor. You do not have to have done the dual enrollment to qualify.

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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 life’s of the artists because it gave me a entirely new understanding and perspective of the painting! I really enjoyed being able to share the paintings with everyone else on the website but towards the end I had trouble uploading stuff which may have been my phones fault! I live 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!

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Students enrolled in Paint Your Way Through Art History can get college credit through Bryan College.

Click below for more information:

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