Tutor: Andrea Merboth
|Length: 2nd Semester||Class Period: Wednesday, period 2|
Description: This art class will explore the very versatile, but sometimes tricky medium of watercolor art. We will incorporate many tools that can make a watercolor painting come "alive" such as using sponges, salt, saran and masking fluid. Watercolor has a transparency and vibrancy that is unlike any other medium, plus has the added benefit of being portable, affordable and quick, so it is a wonderful medium for kids to master and use inside and out. Along with painting we will, as any good art class, go over the fundamentals of composition, color balance and drawing. We will also matte at least one of each student's paintings so as to be ready for framing.
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the
CHAT Spring Showcase.
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the CHAT Spring Showcase.
The Spring Showcase is Thursday, May 13, 2021.
Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held.
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 primarily to the homeschool population and has illustrated a children’s book, The Chicken from Czechoslovakia by Christopher Thielen. In addition to enjoying painting on canvas, Andrea paints furniture, room murals, has 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.
Cost: $217 per