It is time for students to upgrade the watercolor skills and drawing skills to an upper level. After taking this course, you will know how to make anything alive on a piece of paper.
Students will learn:
- various watercolor effects and techniques
- detailed drawing techniques
- drawing and painting fundamentals focusing on value and form
- problem-solving skills
- how to paint what you really see
- and much more!
Time: 3:10 - 5:10 P.M. ET
Date: Monday - Friday, 8/16-8/20/2021 (week 10)
Grade (2021 Spring): Grade 5 - Grade 8
Class size: 6-8
Prerequisite: at least have some experience in drawing and painting
Online Course Requirements
Mac, PC, Tablet, or Phone
Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conference
*It is not required to prepare everything in this list; any substitutions are welcome. Yet, a lack of course materials can lead to project failures and instructional difficulties. Teachers may add more materials later (will email enrolled students).
- tracing paper
- watercolor kits
- watercolor paper
- pencils and eraser
UNC-Chapel Hill, Studio Art | Art Instructor
Calvin attended UNC-Chapel Hill and received a bachelor of arts in Studio Art, with an emphasis in painting and drawing. He typically tries to educated students with at least two different methods of instruction: explaining concepts verbally and showing them what he was talking about visually, but sometimes he tries to switch things up. He believed that It is very important that his students understand the underlying principles behind what they are doing because that helps them much more long-term.
His expectation is that students slowly build a base of knowledge and technique from which to create art and problem solve in his fun and friendly art class. He hopes to see students progress throughout the year and gain the confidence to solve problems and create more independently than when they began.
For Calvin's personal art, he seeks to illustrate the connection between symbolism and the natural world. Much of his artwork uses animals as representations of current political events, ideologies, and issues. His goal is to show the ways in which nature and animals are used as tools for political gain and often separated from any ties to the real natural world.