REFLECTIONS ON ART HISTORY is the book that details the step by step drawing and painting lessons in the course, Paint Your Way Through Art History. It is not required but it is very helpful. This book was created by Courtney Sanford the first year she taught Paint Your Way Through Art History. After each project, she wrote up the highlights from the lesson and created helpful line drawings and diagrams that helped students in the class.
This book can be used without the online class at home or in a group. If you would like to use the curriculum in a group class, please have all the students purchase the book.
DRAW YOUR WAY INTO THE WOODS is the book used in the class of the same name. It contains the poem that the teacher will read at the beginning of class and helpful line drawings, diagrams, and step by step instructions that make it easy for students to follow along in class. It can be used alone, without the online class. If you would like to teach a group of students using this curriculum, please have all the students purchase the book.
PAINTING SEA AND SKY is the book used in the class of the same name. It contains short sections from classical science texts that the students will find interesting to read outside of class if they want to learn more about clouds, rainbows, why the sky is blue, what constellations are, and all about marine biology. Students will enjoy art by the masters for inspiration and step by step instructions for creating their own beautiful acrylic paintings. Designed for the beginning painter, students begin with mixing colors and learning how to create different types of brush strokes. In the second section, students learn creative mark making, and the third section concentrates on creating a three-dimensional look using contouring and cast shadows.