Geneva will be starting high school this fall and art and the study of art history has always been a passion for her. One of the ways we help her to increase her skills is to take part in art classes with local artists as well as online courses. Perhaps the best things about an online course is that they are less expensive. We also love the convenience.
To calculate high school credit, students are required to log 120-180 hours of experience in one subject. For art credit options may include field trips, research and writing assignments, and direct instruction either in person or via an online course. A combination of these strategies all work together to help her to meet her academic art goals.
I am so excited for Alisha’s new mixed media online art workshop available at Flourish – the first in an art history series focusing on master artists like Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe. Mixing with the Masters is a course designed to allow students to do art with the masters and learn art history in an online format. I know this course will be a fun and fascinating look into art history.
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Art History with the Masters
Art appreciation and learning from art masters is an excellent way to introduce children and teens to various forms of art and the people behind them. Here are a couple of print resources we have used to teach about art masters in our homeschool:
An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work
Art museums, galleries, and public installation art also provide opportunities for students to learn from the masters. Small museums sometimes feature traveling exhibits and one such occasion enabled us to see works by MC Escher.
Our travels have permitted us to see original works by Gustav Vigeland and Edvard Munch in Oslo. We have also seen works by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Wassily Kandinsky, and Alexander Calder at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.
Art History Online Course
The six week Mixing with the Masters volume 1 art history course begins in August and will integrate a variety of art techniques including:
- Sketching & charcoal drawing
- Acrylic painting techniques, such as:
- Alla Prima
- Watercolor painting
- Pastel painting
- Wax resist
- Collage art
- And MORE!
Each unique art piece will reflect the artist’s original style and intent, but we will playfully reconstruct it in our own whimsical way.
- Da Vinci ~ High Renaissance
- Rembrandt ~ Baroque
- Monet ~ Impressionism
- Van Gogh ~ Post-Impressionism
- Picasso ~ Cubism
- O’Keeffe ~ American Modernism
Each week beginning August 1st, the instructor will email a link to a private eCourse with tutorials for the lesson. The best part is that we can work at our own pace. We will receive lifetime access to this course so there is no pressure to get through the material. We can take our time and review the lesson tutorials as often as we like.
We are really excited for this art history mixed media course. Having taken previous mixed media classes with Alisha, I know she will inspire my daughter and help to cultivate her Passion for art even more.
We know it will be the perfect way to begin the new school year. If you would like to join us, register today! Classes begin Monday, August 1st!
Early Registration price = $48 (through July 31st)
Regular price = $60 (beginning August 1st)
For more information or to register, visit Mixing with the Masters volume 1 today.