PLEASE NOTE: 6th graders ideally need to have a strong art background and be socially mature or have had Mrs. Barreras for elementary art previously. This class requires a student to work relatively attentively for the full 1 ½ hours at times. If you have a 6th grader with no experience or a short attention span, please enroll them in elementary art. Unsure? Email Mrs. Barreras. ALSO, if your child took junior high art this past year or the year before, this next year will be primarily NEW curriculum, not a repeat of the past year. New activities or new subject matter, same principles repeated. Curriculum repeats every 3rd year.
Students will learn the basic elements and principles of art while at the same time experiencing art in a fun and tactile manner. Junior high, middle school age art education is as much about positive art experience as it as about the raw beginnings of fine-tuning true art skills. Art is as much about seeing the world as it is about doing. This course will emphasize a lot of the seeing part. Yes, we will spend much of our time doing art each week, but we will also learn to observe, to study, to understand the thinking side of art. We will learn to draw, to use our hands and our bodies to create, to have tactile fun with various media and loosen up a bit instead of working in fear and trepidation. We will spend the second semester exploring color, color theory, and more of the world of design. I also try to integrate some art history in the mix here and there. Doing art, seeing art is ultimately a reflection of our Creator. At the end of this course, students should walk away with considerable art experience, more freedom in their work, and a better grasp of how to see and examine the world artistically.
Your $70 supply fee covers all the in-class items like giant paper and brushes and paint, clay, etc. I encourage each family to purchase their student their own sketchbook, a set of good drawing pencils and sharpener, a pink pearl type eraser, and a set of colored pencils to practice at home. (May I suggest that Ross or beginning of year school sales often have these basic items for a very inexpensive price.) All items used in class are covered by your class fees.
Class minimum is 6. Class maximum is 18. Class minimum must be reached by August 8 for this class to be considered to make. Please register early and pay your first month’s tuition and fees to both hold your spot and to make my planning easier.
The first month’s $60 tuition (Sept) plus $70 supply fee is due upon registration and is refundable up until August 15. NOTE: This means your first real payment after school starts is due first class in October. Last payment will be in May. 9 months of tuition payments.
Tuition is due the first day of class each month. Late fee is $10 for every week the payment is late. You may pay by:
Fees for dropping this course after the beginning of the year are as follows:
After Oct 1: two months fee due
After Nov 1: three months fee due
After Dec 1: four months fee due
After Jan 1: the remainder of semester due
Please note – should there be major life changes such as job loss, the need to move, major health concerns, please let me know. My policies are firm, but I do understand that life happens, so please communicate. If you choose to withdraw your child mid-year in an educational shift, these feeds hold firm.