Tutor: Andrea Merboth
|Length: 1st Semester||Class Period: Wednesday, period 2|
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,
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
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the
CHAT Christmas Celebration.
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the CHAT Christmas Celebration.
The Christmas Celebration is Thursday, December 14, 2017.
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
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