An Introduction to Classical Art

This class is for beginning artists between the ages of five and ten, and taught by local artist, graphic designer, and mother of four Meghan Schultz. Students will learn and practice color theory, drawing, painting in several different mediums, sculpture, composition, landscapes, and the human form. They will examine and discuss great works of art, and try out a variety of media and techniques under the direction of a working artist.

The master artists we will study this year are Peter Paul Rubens, Winslow Homer, and Michelangelo Buonarroti. We will explore other great artists when pertinent to the techniques students learn.

Cost: $65 per semester, paid before the first class of each. Students must supply their own colored pencils and sketch books. We will provide painting, sculpture, and other drawing supplies, and images of master works for discussion.

Time: Classes are Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Redeemer Classical School, 202 W. Rudisill Blvd. Fort Wayne. Semester 1: September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5, December 19, January 9. Semester 2: January 23, February 6, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22.

To register, send student names, ages, and a brief description of their art experience to redeemerclassicalschool@gmail.com. Since this is a beginning art class, no experience is expected or required. You may PayPal the class fee to the same email address or bring a check to the first day of class. Families must sign a liability waiver before participating in class activities, and are expected to abide by our standards for student behavior.

Fall Semester Syllabus

Sept 12: “Artists See Color”
The Fall of Phaeton, Peter Paul Rubens
Sept 26: “More on Color”
Summer: Peasants Going to the Market, Peter Paul Rubens
Oct 10: “Artists See Texture”
St. George and the Dragon, Peter Paul Rubens
Oct 24: “Artists See Line”
Isabella Brandt, Peter Paul Rubens
Nov 7: “Artists See Space”
Snap the Whip, Winslow Homer
Nov 21: “Artists See Shape”
The Fox Hunt, Winslow Homer
Dec 5: “Artists See Form”
The Fog Warning, Winslow Homer
Dec 19: “Artists See Edges”
Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh
Jan 9: “Artists Make Still Lives”
Still Life with Melon, Claude Monet
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