12 classes that are each an hour and half of instruction with artist and author, Courtney Sanford.
Minimal art supplies needed.
THIS CLASS HAS 12 LESSONS ON THE 12 ARTISTS IN MARVELOUS TO BEHOLD
ONCE YOU PURCHASE THE CLASS, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ALL 12 LESSONS FOR 12 MONTHS
WHATCH WHENEVER YOU WANT!
Themes:This course gives you the basics of the rise and decline of Western culture as described by Francis Schaeffer. It begins with the medieval period and goes to Monet and one Christian artist who is painting today. You'll hear about how worldview morphed from medieval to Renaissance to Revolutionary to post modern and then to Christian revival (tentative but hopeful).
Skills: drawing from a grid, shading with blending tools, portraits, the golden rectangle, pen (hatching and cross hatching, etc.) realism, romanticism, and impressionism painting techniques.
You do not need to purchase Marvelous to Behold for this class, but it does have extra reading that are related.
The book REFLECTIONS on ART HISTORY is very helpful because it contains source material to draw from. You can purchase it on this website in the SHOP or click on the image.
Each lesson has 3 videos:
Part 1: slide show and talk about the history, the artist and the worldview
Part 2: drawing or painting techniques demo
Part 3: paint party style painting or drawing inspired by the art
The videos are for personal use only within your family (your own children and spouse) and not in a group setting or homeschool co-op. If you wish to use the videos in a group, each student should pay for the class.
Suggested use for Challenge II classes:
encourage your students to join this self-paced class at home and have them bring in their art on the discussion day or encourage them to do the full course Paint Your Way Through Art History and earn a full fine arts credit or college credit. Or, have each student pay the class fee and set a separate time to view the videos and paint together.
Go to the top menu bar and select "Self-Paced Classes" and click on Marvelous to Behold. That will prompt you to pay the joining fee and give you access to the videos for 12 months. ($250.)
All levels of art experience welcome! I'll give lots of ideas for all levels from copying the whole piece to just doing a small portion or doing an art journal-type composition of your thoughts and reactions to the art.
Tuition for the 12 classes is: $250
(There is no registration fee for this class. Just the one payment.)
If you'd like to view a sample class, go to "FREE CLASSES" in the top menu bar.
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. Please encourage students to do this class or the class, Paint Your Way Through Art History at home. By purchasing the course, you agree to these terms and conditions.
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" (Optional but very helpful) (available only on this website shop...click SHOP above)
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