This is a mash-up of acrylic painting and science: meteorology, astronomy, and marine biology!
Students will see how clouds, weather, stars, moon, and sea life has been depicted in fine art throughout the ages. They'll learn about sea shells in the still life of the Dutch Golden Age, skies in Pointallism, stormy seas by Rembrandt, and fish in Japanese art.
In the meteorology section, students will learn the names of different types of clouds and learn to paint them. They'll also learn about and paint tornadoes and storms!
In astronomy, students will learn how to paint the night sky including meteors, constellations, the milky way, and planets!
In the marine biology section, students will learn about and paint sea animals as they progress through the ocean zones: sea birds, shells, turtles, sharks, all the way down to angler fish!
Students will receive a list of supplies that include 5 tubes of heavy body acrylic paint, paint brushes and just a few other supplies.
Grace Martin and Courtney Sanford developed this class together, gathering inspiration from Apologia's Marine Biology and classic texts on Meteorology, Astronomy, and Marine Biology.
This class will meet for an hour and 15 minutes once a week. Students may need more time during the week to finish their painting. Classical Conversations tie in: this class goes well with Challenge B's astronomy, Challenge 2 biology, and Foundations' Science memory work.
This class meets for an hour and 15 minutes for 14 weeks each semester.
Tuesday 11:00 to 12:15 EASTERN TIME
Thursday 2:00 to 3:15 EASTERN TIME
ALL CLASSES ARE RECORDED SO YOU CAN WATCH LATER IF YOU MISS A CLASS
Registration Fee $65
Early Bird Tuition $215 per person per semester (if you pay by Aug. 1)
(Note that each student pays tuition even if they are siblings.)
After Aug. 1: $235 per person per semester
Calendar for this class:
Start all the classes the week fo August 22
Fall Break the week of October 10
Thanksgiving Break Week of Nov 21
Winter Break begins the week of Dec. 12
Class Resumes the week of January 9
Spring Break the week of March 13th