Advanced Art Exploration
Tutor: Sandy Adler
Length: Full year Class Period: (offered again in 2021-22)

Description: This class is brand new and designed for those students still hungry for more art classes beyond those I’ve previously offered.  This will be WAY fun for them and for me!  Some of my ideas are the following: learn techniques to paint lovely fabrics such as satin and velvet and lace, learn how to capture a variety of skin tones in oil pastel, learn how to use splatter and stamping effects in watercolor and pen and ink pieces, and learn how to use charcoal to make rose petals look velvety soft, to name just a few.  I also plan to have a brainstorm session during our very first class and compile a list of possible projects based on students’ interests and passions about subjects in art they’ve always wanted to explore, and then create lessons around their ideas.  For this reason, students MUST have taken at least one full year of Mixed Media, so they are comfortable working in all the mediums we’ve used before (Oil Pastel, Pen and Ink with Watercolor, and Compressed Charcoal.)

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the CHAT Christmas Celebration and the Spring Showcase. 

The Christmas Celebration date is Thursday, December xx, 20xx.  The Spring Showcase is Thursday, May xx, 20xx.

Dates for this class This class will meet on the dates listed below.  The tuition will be $110.

1st Semester Dates: 2nd Semester Dates:


Tutor:  Sandy Adler attended Austin Community College to pursue an A.A. in Fine Arts, Minneapolis Technical College to pursue an A.A. in Graphic/Commercial Design, and Crown College for a B.A.  in Christian Education.  She is currently a practicing and accomplished artist in both fine arts and graphic design.  She is the Director of Marekting, Advertising and Promotion as well as Vice President of Heart of the City Ministries, a non-profit organization led by Sandy and her husband for the purpose of bringing racial and denominational unity to the Body of Christ in the Twin Cities area.  Her paintings in oil pastel have been featured in businesses in the Osseo area.  She has been teaching art for the past 15 years in area co-ops as well as after school enrichment programs in the local school districts, with over 160 students during the 20012-13 school year.  In 2006 Sandy won a grant through the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to bring her pastels class into a select group of inner-city schools, in order to provide supplies and instruction to students living at or below poverty level.  An 11-year home school veteran herself, Sandy’s passion is to make art instruction engaging and inspiring for students of all levels, and to help them truly learn to “see” the beauty of God’s world around them as they learn art basics and secrets that hone their own skills and abilities as young artists.

Cost:  TBD
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Must have taken Beginning Drawing AND Beginning Pastels and both Mixed Media A and B, either through CHAT or another co-op, OR speak with instructor about other art classes taken to obtain special permission. Students who have taken Mixed Media Level A only are also welcome, since Mixed Media B will not be available until the following year. All other students should transition into Mixed Media A before taking this class.
Homework: Students will need to attend all classes if possible, complete all assigned projects, and prepare at least two pieces for final mounting and display at each CHAT Showcase. May require some work outside of class time.
Everything listed below can be purchased through the tutor in a bulk order to save costs, and any supplies from previous semesters can be used.  (Most items carry over from pre-requisite classes.) Email the tutor with questions.  NOTE THE TWO NEW ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS CLASS.*

  1. Blick Spiral Bound sketch pad 14 X 17, 30 sheets, 80 lb. paper - $8.50
  2. Blick Spiral Bound sketch pad 11 X 14, 70 sheets, 80 lb. paper - $8.50
  3. Watercolor Pad 11 X 15, 12 sheets, 140 lb. cardstock paper - $6.00 (NEW)*
  4. Caron d’Ache Oil Pastels - $27.00
  5. Drawing pencils, set of 6 soft B leads (fine to bring from home) - $6.00
  6. At least one charcoal pencil - $1.99 each
  7. Kneaded Eraser - $1.50 each
  8. Blending tortillions AND blending stumps, at least one of each- $.50 each
  9. Ruler, at least two paint brushes fine and medium, regular eraser, and sharpener (bring from home)
  10. Set of 24 watercolor pencils - $8.50 (I recommend buying this set through me, it’s an amazing price and the pencils are a good quality.)
  11. Sharpie marker ultra fine - $1.00
  12. Hairline fine marker - $2.00 (NEW)*