Intermediate Level - Cores 3 and 4
Art Curriculum for Middle School, ages 12-14 and up
Your child is ready to show the world what they are Passionate about! The art you see shows a greater ability to bring together expressive and realistic ways of drawing. Imaginative drawing and drawing from direct observation are often mixed in their picture-making for the purposes of expressing the child’s passions, interests, ideas, and experiences.
These ARTistic Pursuits resources are designed specifically for your Middle Schooler's IMAGINATIVE / REALISM Stage of Development. We provide learning opportunities with art class objectives that fit your middle schooler's needs as a growing artist and expand their visual experiences. Your child will gain the artistic skills they desire. They will learn how to look at famous artists' works, understand the role of World Art in history, practice the elements and principles of art in creative ways, and produce artworks in drawing and painting that showcase your child's unique interests, ideas, and experiences.
ART CORE 3: Drawing with Graded Graphite Pencils
A 36 lesson course designed to help you develop a solid foundation in drawing with a complete working knowledge of the elements of art and introducing the principles of design.
Students advance in their understanding of the foundational principles of art while exploring the ideas of Western and Eastern cultures. This Intermediate Level course builds on the drawing skills introduced in the Beginning Level drawing course, Core 1. The elements of art and compositional arrangements studied in art around the world, give your child a broader experience with art concepts. Arranging objects within the picture space and using constructing lines to develop more accurate drawing skills is a focus woven throughout the course. Drawing the human form is addressed as well.
In the art instruction videos, students learn how to use the art materials and tools.
In the art instruction books, students see Master works by artists from around the world and gain an understanding of art history, art appreciation, and color theory.
Together, the student's art education is complete, making this a very easy program to use!
"When we learned about an element (of art) they began to see examples of it in everyday life, which provided us with many conversations about art while we were going about our everyday lives."
- Joanna Y. homeiswheretheheartis.com
"The videos are professionally made and very well done...videos are all around ten minutes long; enough time to give actionable tips and not so long that you get totally bored watching someone else do art...Drawing and instruction happen in a timely manner. This was a nice feature."
- Amy Bradsher, North Carolina