Week 1: Envision & Create!
June 28th – July 4th
Students will begin this lesson by building a sketchbook all their own to fill with mindful and observational drawings. Sketchbooks have a practice to them involving exploration, experimentation, and self-guided challenge. Students will be provided a series of exercises to fill their sketchbook with drawings, helping them develop a new skill and track their artistic progress. Supplies: paper, stapler (or tape, glue, or string), pencil, coloring supplies (like markers, crayons, or colored pencils), spoon or fork
Formline Art is the traditional art style of Native and Indigenous communities across the Pacific Northwest coastal region. Pattrick Price will bring his experience and skills as a Tlingit Formline artist to introduce students to this traditional art form. This program touches on visual art and social science standards, deepening student understanding and creative relationship to the land and the Native communities that call this region home. Supplies: paper, pencil, pen, and coloring supplies (markers or watercolors preferred)
Students will take a moment to breathe, center, and create temporary works of art from fresh and dried natural materials harvested from around their learning space. Alex will begin with guiding students through the best practices and steps in collecting flowers, leaves, sticks, and more in a safe and ethical way. They will then use these natural items to create a wide range of temporary artistic expressions ranging from mandala to self-portrait and more. This lesson touches on visual art and science standards. Supplies: a clean work surface and natural objects harvested from nearby yards, parks, and nature spaces