Mesa Grande Academy

Art

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In this class you will develop artistic sensibilities through two avenues:  experience (drawing) and understanding (learning art history and styles.)  We meet four times a week.  We will spend two-thirds of our time on drawing and one-third on art history/appreciation.  Drawing requires right-brain thinking.  Most academic classes put demands on left-brain thinking.  This makes art a relaxing change-of-pace for most students.

 

What are some of the things I will learn?

-         Right-brained art exercises and perspective

-         Rendering and Shading Techniques

-         Landscape drawing

-         Drawing “light” and “translucent” objects (such as glass)

-         Drawing people and animals

-         Art periods from pre-history through the twentieth century

-         The works of great artists and how to evaluate them