Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Elijah's Transcript ~ Visual Arts II

Elijah continued his studies in fine art by completing a second year of Visual Arts. He split his time between classes with Miss Laura (a well known artist in our area), lessons from his Grandmother (who holds a degree in art) and lots of field trips to galleries and art museums. He earned an A for this course because he completed all the assigned projects and contributed in all classes. He completed 144 hours of lessons for this course.

Classes with Miss Laura ~ He completed 55 hours of classes with Miss Laura. This year they concentrated on ~ 
  • Watercolor
  • Shrinky Dink
  • Portraits

Classes with Grandma ~ Elijah studied numerous artists with Grandma. They learned about the artist and then created a piece of work in the artist's style. He studied ~
  • Claes Oldenburg
  • Georges Seurat 
  • May Lin
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Dale Chihuly
Claes Oldenburg project

Wassily Kandinsky projects ~ Elijah's on the left

Field Trips ~ We explored a variety of art galleries and art museums.

  • Blue Spiral ~ A lovely art gallery in Asheville that has constantly changing exhibits from artists all along the East coast.
  • Fine Arts Theater ~ He saw the movie Loving Vincent.
  • Montgomery Art Museum, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Art Museum of Cincinnati ~ Cincinnati, Ohio

Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Biltmore Estate

Elijah completed his Visual Arts II credit with an artist retreat trip. He went on a three day retreat with his homeschool class with his teacher, Miss Laura. They did a watercolor retreat in Virginia. They attended classes, went to a festival and spent hours sketching and painting in the mountains. It was a wonderful experience for him.

Blessings, Dawn

1 comment:

  1. We have been enjoying art this year, too. I wonder what the fish think of those colorful balls? :)