HOMESCHOOL ART CLASSES GRADES K–8
WEDNESDAYS, FALL 2019–SPRING 2020 
Each year RAM offers 16 homeschool classes that are structured into 4 themed units of 4 classes each, and run September through March. One session of each 90-minute class is held Wednesdays for grades K–4 (9 AM) and grades 58 (11 AM). Space is limited, registration required below, a minimum of 4 students in each class is required for the class to run.


GRADES K–4

WEDNESDAYS, 9 AM–10:30 AM  

GRADES 5–8
WEDNESDAYS, 11 AM–12:30 PM  

COST 
$50 per unit (4 classes) 
$80 per semester (pick any 2 units) 

$140 per year

UNIT 1: 
SEP 4, SEP 11, SEP 18, SEP 25
PHOTOGRAPHY
Unit 1 will explore various methods of photography each week. From pinhole cameras to cyanotype, students will build on their photography knowledge each class. This unit will also explore traditional printing methods by creating anthotypes and cyanotypes with the assistance of a local photographer.

UNIT 2: OCT 2, OCT 9, OCT 16, OCT 23
DRAWING
Learn the history and technique of various drawing methods in Unit 2. Students will learn the beginnings of drawing, from exploring the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to more contemporary drawing techniques by comic book artists. Using various drawing media (chalk pastels, oil pastels and graphite) students will learn about perspective, light and shadow.

UNIT 3: FEB 5, FEB 12, FEB 19, FEB 26
3-DIMENSIONAL ART
This unit will take students through a variety of ways to create art in 3D. Using recycled materials students will explore sculpture and design in their pieces. Our ceramic and fiber arts lessons will teach students about basic construction techniques and color theory.

UNIT 4: MAR 4, MAR 11, MAR 18, MAR 25
ART BASICS
Learn about the history and function of color in this in-depth unit on the principles of art. Students will explore the Rockford Art Museum Permanent Collection and the function of a museum. We will end the unit where many artists begin, with printmaking. Students will learn why this medium is explored by many artists by creating one-of-a-kind monoprints.

HOMESCHOOL ART CLASSESHIGH SCHOOL
THURSDAYS, FALL 2019–SPRING 2020

Each year RAM offers 16 homeschool classes that are structured into 4 themed units of 4 classes each, and run September through March. Two hour sessions are held Thursdays for high schoolers. Space is limited, registration required below, a minimum of 4 students in each class is required for the class to run.

HIGH SCHOOL
THURSDAYS, 9–11 AM


COST
$50 per unit (4 classes)
$80 per semester (pick any two units)

$140 per year

UNIT 3: FEB 6, FEB 13, FEB 20, FEB 27

3-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS
Learn the art of sculpture construction with various materials like paper, wire and plaster. Students will cast sculpture forms and learn about additive versus subtractive processes. Dress for a mess!


UNIT 4: MAR 5, MAR 12, MAR 19, MAR 26
PRINTMAKING + FIBER ARTS
Explore our new Printmaking + Fiber Arts Lab in Unit 4. Students will get hands-on experience in relief printing, needle felting, fiber dyeing, papermaking and paper marbling.



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Refund Policy Refunds are available for unit and semster tuition up to the first day of class. Refunds are not available for full year tuition and no partial refunds will be given. 

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