3-D Art
Three Dimensional Art
Tutor: Andrea Merboth
Email: agmerboth@gmail.com
Length: 2nd Semester only Class Period: Wednesday, period 2

Description: This class is hands-on art that explores the art of simple sculpture, texture and design, seeking to develop the student’s ability to combine color, balance, and composition in multiple dimensions. We will spend time making mixed-media sculptures, paper sculptures and nature-based sculptures as well as modeling bridges and buildings or other constructional projects. Some of the art will be created to better grasp very basic geometry and engineering principles; some will be made for the beauty of it. We may work with several different mediums such as toothpicks, yarn, wood, metal, and paper to give students a chance to understand the properties of these mediums. In this class, students may grow in constructional skills and spatial reasoning used in engineering, drafting, fashion design and carpentry.

Projects may include:  a yarn tapestry, toothpick bridges, cement planter, metal sculpture, yarn and twine basket, wire or clay animals and other possibilities.

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

The Spring Showcase date is Thursday, May 10, 2018. 

Tutor: Andrea Merboth has a BA degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine. Andrea has taken various art classes in watercolor and oil painting and has been involved in several art shows, art exhibits, and canvass painting parties amidst friends and a relaxing backdrop.  She has taught art classes for many years to varied age groups, primarily to the homeschool population. In addition to enjoying painting on canvas, Andrea paints furniture, walls, fabric, room murals, and has also painted a 10’x20’ mural in the library in McGregor MN and worked with students and locals on another large mural in Ciudad Juarez, MX. She has also painted sets for several full-length plays, some of which she directed in the homeschool arena. Andrea and her husband have a passion to help ground young people in the Christian faith, realizing that all forms of communication, including art have the ability to either draw you towards or away from the truths of God. She believes that beauty is a reflection of God, and art classes can empower students to find creative ways to share God with the world.

Level: Grades 7-12
Prerequisite: none
Homework: There will be homework assignments of art projects/artwork or gathering of materials and patterns/plans.
Text: none
Supplies: $35 supply fee.  Students will receive a list of objects to collect for the class where possible such as:  old towels, yarn, buttons and scrap metal in addition to the materials fee.