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Learn to observe and draw from nature!
1 hour class
Meets weekly year-long for 24 weeks

Tuesday 2:00-3:00 with Grace Wolfe

Wednesday 9:00-10:00 with Grace Wolfe

Monday 12:30 -1:30 with Maddie Sanford

Eastern time

You can pay for the whole year, or one semester at a time.

Take an imaginary hike into the woods and hear a poem about things you might see there, then learn to draw those things: trees, flowers, foxes, caterpillars and butterflies, and a rhino (what?!). You will finish the class with your very own nature journal!

 

This class will focus on drawing techniques and skills. Every class will be like the next chapter in a story in which we go a little further into the woods and discover something new each week. A short, fun poem and great artwork will give us ideas for drawing the things we discover: maybe we will come upon "a host of golden daffodils", "dappled things", or, "a tree with a nest of robins in her hair." In addition to drawing, we'll learn to use color with, colored pencils, watercolors, or markers.

 

This class works well for students who have taken Draw Your Way Through the Fables and want to take their skills to the next level. We will trek through the forest finding new things to draw, and new techniques to learn.

This class goes well with Classical Conversation's Foundations program.

This class will focus on drawing techniques and skills. Every class will be like the next chapter in a story in which we go a little further into the woods and discover something new each week. A short, fun poem and great artwork from art history will give us ideas for drawing the things we discover: maybe we will come upon "a host of golden daffodils", "dappled things", or, "a tree with a nest of robins in her hair." In addition to drawing, we'll learn to use color with, colored pencils, water colors, or markers.  Class will meet live, online once a week for one hour. This class uses the book, "Draw Your Way into the Woods." It's not required, but it's very helpful.

 

Students will create their own nature journal, adding at least one drawing each week. You might want to extend the lesson by having your students draw the subject again, draw from nature outside, memorize the poem, or copy the poem for handwriting practice. (You might even want to choose spelling words from the poem for your spelling lesson!) Students use the book, "Draw Your Way Into the Woods" for this class which will have the poem, samples of great art from the masters, and step by step instructions so your students will have their source material at their fingertips. 

Students may practice on their own between classes, but homework is not required.

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

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supplies

Supplies Needed:

  • Sketchbook

  • Set of artist pencils

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Blending stump

  • Regular eraser

  • Black pen

  • Paint brushes

  • Watercolors

  • Markers

  • Colored pencils

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